A 15-year-old boy has died after being stabbed in Newham, east London.
Police were called just before 7pm following reports of an incident in Woodman Street.
The Metropolitan 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. There have been no arrests.
His next of kin have been informed and inquiries into the circumstances are under way.
Lawrence Adu said he is a friend of the boy’s uncle and knew him “all his life”.
“I just got home, I’m so shocked,” Mr Adu, who is also the boy’s neighbour, said.
“He’s a nice young man, very handsome and always laughing.”