Teen stabbed to death in Chingford

A 17-year-old boy died on a residential street last night

Stock image (credit: Metropolitan Police)

A teenage boy was stabbed to death on a quiet road in Chingford last night.

Police were called to Longshaw Road shortly before 9.30pm last night, 10th April, and found a 17-year-old with a serious stab wound.

Despite the best efforts of paramedics and London’s Air Ambulance, the boy tragically died at the scene. He has not yet been named publicly but his next-of-kin have been informed.

Police are still working to discover what happened in the lead-up to his death and are calling for anyone with information to get in touch.

Chief Superintendent Simon Crick said: “This is a tragic incident and I am devastated that a young life has been lost as a result of knife crime.

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“My thoughts are with the victim’s family at this incredibly difficult time. Incidents such as this have a devastating impact on families , friends and our local communities.

“We have a dedicated team of detectives working on the investigation. They have been at the scene overnight and will remain there today as they carry out further enquiries.

“This work is being supported by additional local patrols who are there to respond to any concerns within the community.”

Detectives are reviewing CCTV from the area, carrying out door-to-door enquiries and have already spoken to some witnesses.

Anyone who can help the investigation is asked to call the incident room on 020 8345 3985 or police on 101 quoting CAD 6358/10Apr.

To remain anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit

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