A BOY has been charged with murder after a teen was stabbed to death outside a pizza restaurant in East London.

Fares Maatou, 14, was attacked in his school uniform in Canning Town on Friday afternoon.

Cops have now charged a 14-year-old boy with murder – and have made a fourth arrest into the fatal stabbing.

Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, Fares was pronounced dead shortly after 4:30pm outside of Zzetta pizzas on Barking Road.

His family were "absolutely devastated" as cops thanked the public for their help into the investigation.

The Met Police said today: "Detectives have charged a boy with murder and made a fourth arrest as they continue to appeal for information about the events which led to the death of Fares Maatou.

"A murder investigation was launched following the fatal stabbing of Fares Maatou in Barking Road, E16.

"Police were called to the location at 15:56hrs on Friday, 23 April, and found 14-year-old Fares suffering stab injuries.

"Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, he was pronounced dead shortly after 16:30hrs.

"A post-mortem examination held at East Ham Mortuary gave cause of death as stab injuries.

"Fares is believed to have been in possession of an e-scooter when he was attacked.

"However enquiries are ongoing and officers must retain an open mind as to any motive."

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