The victim of the Canning Town murder was named locally as Junior Jah, who had just turned 18
An 18-year-old was killed and boys of 17 and 18 injured yesterday in three separate stabbing attacks less than an hour apart on another day of bloodshed in London.
In Canning Town, east London, an 18-year-old, named locally as Junior Jah, died after being knifed shortly before 2.45pm.
At around 3.30pm police were called to nearby Poplar after reports that a 17-year-old male had suffered stab injuries.
And at 3.40pm officers were called to Redbridge where an 18-year-old boy was found with leg injuries.
No arrests have been made over any of the incidents, which police were not linking during initial investigations.
A section 60 order, which allows officers to search anyone without reasonable grounds amid a risk of serious violence, has been put in place for the entire borough of Newham.
At the scene of the Canning Town attack, Junior’s aunt Yvette Goodhew, from Stratford, said: ‘We always knew him as Junior. He was a beautiful quiet boy. He had just turned 18.
An 18-year-old was stabbed to death in Canning Town, east London, yesterday, with police being called out at 2.45pm
Emergency services arrived at the site of the stabbing in Canning Town and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene
‘We didn’t see the family often but I remembered he was a good boy.’
Witnesses said emergency services rushed to the scene and fought hard to save him but he was pronounced dead on the street.
A young man was seen with his head in his hands, crying on a curb next to the crime scene where Junior was killed.
This is not the first time tragedy has hit the victim’s family.
Junior’s brother Ahmed Jah was also stabbed to death in 2017 on neighbouring Freemasons Road.
Police are also calling on anyone with information in yesterday’s attack to come forward.
A spokesperson said: ‘Anyone with information that could assist the investigation at this early stage is asked to contact police on 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD 4050/26April. Alternatively, you can provide information anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.’
Monday’s carnage comes after a weekend that saw other unrelated incidents of knife crime across the capital
On Sunday, two teenage girls aged 16 and 17 were stabbed in broad daylight in West Norwood, south London.
Police officers at the scene yesterday after two girls were stabbed in West Norwood, south London on Sunday
Police officers at the scene in West Norwood yesterday following the stabbing of two teenage girls on Sunday
Following the attack at around 4.30pm, the girls were taken to hospital where the 16-year-old remains in a critical but stable condition.
The older girl was taken to hospital by air ambulance which landed on the roof of a nearby B&Q. Her condition was initially life threatening but she is now serious but stable.
Fares Maatou, 15, (pictured) died after being stabbed in Newham on Friday
The younger girl did not suffer life-threatening injuries.
Both girls appeared to have been stabbed in the torso below the shoulder.
Scotland Yard said four boys, aged between 16 and 17, were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. One has since been released with no further action, while the other three remain in custody.
In another incident, Fares Maatou, 15, was killed in the borough of Newham on Friday.
A 14-year-old boy, who has appeared at youth court charged with his murder, has been remanded in custody at a youth detention centre and told to appear at the Old Bailey tomorrow.
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