Arrest made after 17 yr old boy murdered in Hackney

Police were called at 22:53hrs on Saturday, 17 February, to a male stabbed in Hackney Road near the junction with Cremer Street, E2.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended the scene and found a 17-year-old male suffering stab injuries. Despite their efforts, he sadly died at the scene. His family have been informed and will be supported by specialist officers.

Detective Chief Superintendent James Conway, who leads policing in Hackney and Tower Hamlets, said: “My thoughts are with the family of the young person who has tragically lost his life. I can assure them that we will be relentless in seeking to identify whoever was responsible for this murder.

“Cordons are in place in Hackney Road for forensic examination of the scene and we have launched what will be an extremely thorough investigation, supported by specialists from across the Met.

“Local people will also see additional patrols in Shoreditch. If you have any concerns or information please speak with those officers. They are there to support you.”

A post-mortem examination and formal identification will be arranged in due course.

There has been no arrest at this early stage.


A 17-year-old was arrested today, Monday, 19 February, on suspicion of murder. He remains in custody.


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