Boy, 14, ‘knocked off moped and stabbed to death by three men’
A 14-year-old boy has died after he was ‘knocked off his moped and killed by three men’.
Police were called to Bickley Road in Waltham Forest, shortly before 6.30pm on Tuesday night.
Paramedics worked on the youngster, who police say was riding a moped that had been involved in a collision with a car.
It is believed that three males got out of the car and then stabbed the victim before returning to the vehicle and driving off.
Despite their best efforts, he was declared dead at 7:09pm.
His next of kin have been informed and a police crime scene has been put in place.
The Met Police’s Homicide and Major Crime team has been informed, while no arrests have yet been made.
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The Met Police said in a statement: "Police were called out to Bickley Road, Waltham Forest, shortly before 18.30hrs on Tuesday, 8 January to reports of a road traffic collision.
"Officers and paramedics from the London Ambulance Service attended.
"A 14-year-old boy was found with stab injuries. It has now been established by detectives the boy was riding a moped that had been involved in a collision with a car.
"It is believed that three males got out of the car and then stabbed the victim before returning to the vehicle and driving off.
"Despite efforts of paramedics, he was declared dead at 19.09hrs. Next of kin have been informed.
"A crime scene is in place. The Homicide and Major Crime team has been informed."
A Met Police spokesman said at this stage in the investigation, officers were unable to confirm the type of car the men were in.
He is the youngest murder victim in the capital since 14-year-old Corey Junior Davis, was fatally shot in Forest Gate, east London, in September 2017.
Last year 24 teenagers were among more than 130 people murdered in the capital.
The latest victim is the first teenager to be killed in London this year, but the fourth person to be murdered in just eight days.
Labour MP Stella Creasy – who represents Walthamstow in East London – posted on Facebook: "Am devastated to report that a young boy – just 14- has lost his life in our community tonight.
"This terrible, horrific event on Bickley Road near the Bakers Arms and has only just been confirmed."
She called on anyone with information to contact police.
Just two days ago, Blackhorse Road tube station in Walthamstow, London, was closed after a man was stabbed in broad daylight.
Three days ago, a woman was stabbed in Leyton as London’s knife crime epidemic shows no signs of slowing down.
The victim, who is in her 30s, was attacked along with two men on Capworth Street, Leyton around 3.30pm.
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