Boy, 15, killed and 17-year-old fighting for life in two London stabbings

A murder investigation has been launched after a teenage boy was stabbed to death in east London on Friday night.

Officers were called just before 7pm on Friday following reports of a knife attack in Woodman Street, Newham.

Police and members of the London Ambulance Service (LAS) attended and found a boy, believed to be aged 15, suffering injuries.

Despite the efforts of the emergency services, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Metropolitan Police said his next of kin have been informed and inquiries into the circumstances are under way.

There have been no arrests.

Shortly before the attack, a 17-year-old boy suffered life-threatening injuries after also being knifed and then covered with acid, in Hounslow, West London.  

The incident took place on Whitton Road at around 6.15pm.   

Police and London Ambulance Service paramedics attended and found the 17-year-old with stab wounds and injuries caused by a ‘corrosive substance’.   

He was taken to a west London hospital. His injuries are believed to be life threatening.

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