UPDATE: Police manhunt after 16-year-old-boy knifed to death in East London

Police manhunt after 16-year-old-boy knifed to death in East London

Police hunt killer of teenager. Image: Stephen Barnes Shutterstock.com

Police have released the name of the young boy who tragically lost his life and have confirmed that they have made an arrest.

UPDATE: Tuesday, May 9 at 

The young schoolboy who died as a result of a brutal knife attack on Friday, May 5, has been named as Renell Charles. Police have also announced that they have arrested another 16-year-old in connection to the fatal stabbing, as reported by The Sun.

The incident took place outside Kelmscott School on Markhouse Road, Walthamstow, where he was a pupil. A stab wound to the chest was confirmed as the cause of death following a post-mortem examination.

Kelmscott School’s headmaster, Sam Jones, said, ‘I cannot overstate how devastated I am by today’s senseless violence and I am sure the Kelmscott community shares my grief and sadness.’

Waltham Forest Councillor Grace Williams, commented, ‘A 16 year-old boy has died senselessly in our borough. Nobody should have to deal with the loss of somebody so young and my heart goes out to the family and friends of the deceased. Their loss is our loss. The people of Waltham Forest and beyond will be shocked by this senseless act.’

Saturday, May 6 at 15:32

Following a savage knife attack in which a young man has lost his life, police are now searching for a male suspect.

Yesterday, May 5, police responded to an emergency in Waltham Forest, East London where a 16-year-old unnamed teenager was stabbed, as reported by The Sun.

The London Air Ambulance and London Ambulance Service were summoned to the scene along with police, where they found the boy with serious stab wounds. Despite the medical team’s best efforts, sadly the young victim was pronounced dead at 4:39 pm.

In a statement from Chief Superintendent Simon Crick said, ‘I am totally devastated at the loss of a young man’s life on our streets.

‘My deepest sympathy and thoughts are with the victim’s family at this tragic time. I, like many others, care passionately about our communities and I know this awful loss of life will reverberate far and wide.

‘We must stand together in the face of such violence, and I urge anyone who knows anything about what happened this afternoon to please contact us immediately.’

The name of the victim has not yet been released and the scene remains closed off to the public while the investigation is still in its early stages.

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