Met Police officers were called at around 2.15pm today to report an assault, along with paramedics from the London Ambulance Service. The man, who police said was in his late teens, suffered from stab wounds. A spokesperson told Express.co.uk: “Despite their best efforts, he was pronounced dead at the scene. His family have been notified.” Formal identification has not yet taken place and an autopsy will take place in due course.
Specialist Crime Command detectives have been notified, Met Police said.
The statement added: “At this early stage, there have been no arrests. A crime scene is in place.”
The cordon surrounds much of the High Road, with Waltham Forest Council issuing its own statement regarding the ongoing tragic incident.
It read: “We have been advised that a section of Leytonstone High Road has been closed due to an incident. The road between Joseph Ray Road and Davies Lane is closed in both directions, so please avoid this area when traveling . Thank you for your patience during this time.”
Footage from the scene shows at least seven vehicles, including ambulances and police cars, in front of a row of shops on the stretch.
People have gathered as officials begin their investigations, while a cordon surrounds the immediate area.
Officers remained at the scene for at least two hours, with no current update on when they will leave.
Anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to call the police on 101 quoting CAD 3896/06Aug.
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Residents living nearby took to social media to detail how they heard sirens and saw a mass of emergency vehicles swarming the area.
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