Teens arrested after 15-year-old stabbed to death in Collier Row following 'large fight' outside birthday party
PUBLISHED: 02:56 24 June 2018 | UPDATED: 04:03 24 June 2018
A 15-year-old boy was fatally stabbed after a birthday party in Collier Row.
Detective are appealing for information and witnesses to come forward after a “large fight” took place after an event at North Romford Community Centre, Clockhouse Lane on Saturday, June 23 at 9.05pm.
Police and the London Ambulance Service attended the scene and were confronted by around 100 young people.
Three teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of murder and have been taken to separate east London police stations for questioning.
A Met Police spokesman said: “A 15-year-old male was found suffering from stab wounds.
“He was treated at the scene by paramedics but was pronounced dead a short while later.
“His next-of-kin have been informed.”
A bus driver aged in his fifties was also treated for a head injury at the scene, but there are no other reports of injuries.
Det Sgt Gurj Singh said: “I would like to directly appeal to those present to contact police about what they saw and heard to help my team build a clearer picture of what took place.
“Equally, if you have video footage or images of the violent aftermath to the party, we need to hear from you.”
Response team inspector Michael O’Donoghue from East Area Command said a large crime scene will remain in place for some time and high visibility patrols will be stepped up in the area.
“Officers have been out in force this evening providing reassurance to those in the community who have no doubt been shocked by this appalling attack on a teenager,” he said.
“We will continue to provide a high visibility presence and officers will be on hand to hear from the local community.
“Our thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends.”
Insp O’Donoghue said that lots of young people at the party will be affected by what they saw, and he urges anyone with information about this incident or about regular knife carriers to get in touch anonymously.
If you have information, no matter how small, call the incident room on 02083453775, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555111 or online via crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/give-information-anonymously.
You can also tweet police via @MetCC.