Teenage boy stabbed to death in east London

A boy believed to be 15 years old has been stabbed to death in east London.

Police were called to Somerford Grove, in Hackney, on Wednesday evening to reports of a stabbing.

The youngster was given first aid by officers before paramedics and an air ambulance arrived at the scene but he was pronounced dead at 9.49pm.

Scotland Yard said his family have been informed.

Another teenager, 16, who was found with stab injuries in Shacklewell Road, has been taken to hospital.

But police said his injuries were not life-threatening.

No arrests have been made and the Metropolitan Police has put a Section 60 order in place for the whole of Hackney, which allows officers to stop and search anyone in the area.

The Homicide and Major Crime Command have been informed.

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