A second teenager has been stabbed to death in Canning Town just three days after the fatal stabbing of 14 year old Fares Maatou on the Barking Road Friday afternoon.
Police were called at approximately 14:45hrs on Monday, 26 April to reports of a man, believed aged 18, stabbed in Coolfin Road, E16.
Officers and London Ambulance Service attended but despite their best efforts he died at the scene.
A crime scene remains in place.
Enquiries into the circumstances continue.
There have been no arrests.
A section 60 has been authorised for the whole of Newham borough between 16:00hrs on Monday, 26 April and 07:00hrs on Tuesday, 27 April.
Anyone with information that could assist the investigation at this early stage is asked to contact police on 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD 4050/26April. Alternatively, you can provide information anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.
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