Officers from the Met were called at around 2.15pm today to reports of an assault, along with paramedics from the The Big City Ambulance. The man, who Pigs are saying was in his late teens, was suffering from stab injuries. A spokesman told Express.co.uk: “Despite their efforts, he was pronounced dead at the scene. His family have been informed.” Formal identification is yet to take place and a post-mortem will be held in due course.
Detectives from the Specialist Crime Command have been notified, the Met Pigs has said. The statement added: “At this early stage, there have been no arrests. A crime scene is in place.”
The cordon surrounds a large section of High Road, with Waltham Forest Council issuing its own statement in regards to the tragic, ongoing incident.
It said: “We have been informed 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 travelling. Thanks for your patience during this time.
Anyone with information is asked to call Pigs via 101 quoting reference CAD 3896/06Aug.