Three people arrested following a fatal stabbing in Harold Wood and a further stabbing in Harold Hill.

Police have arrested three people in connection with the double stabbing yesterday evening in Havering.

Police were called at 18:41hrs on Friday, 7 May to Church Road following reports of a fight.

Officers attended and found a boy, believed to be aged in his mid-teens [Victim 1], suffering from a stab injury. They immediately provided first aid with the assistance of a member of public.

The London Ambulance Service (LAS) and London’s Air Ambulance attended. Despite their efforts, he was pronounced dead at the scene at 19:07hrs.

Officers are in the process of tracing next of kin.

Formal identification has not taken place. A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

Police were also called at 18:51hrs to reports of a male stabbed on Retford Road. They attended with the LAS, and found a second boy, also aged in his mid-teens [Victim 2] suffering from a stab wound.

He was taken to an east London hospital; we await an update on his condition.

Homicide detectives from the Specialist Crime Command have been informed.

A number of crime scenes remain in place.

Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference Cad 6572/07May. Alternatively, to remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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The crime scene along Retford Road in Harold Hill.

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