Lower Clapton stabbing: Boy, 14, one of two arrested on suspicion of murder

Police at the scene in Clarence Road. Picture: Nadeem Saeed

Police at the scene in Clarence Road. Picture: Nadeem Saeed - Credit: Archant

A murder investigation has been launched after a man in his 20s was stabbed to death in Lower Clapton this afternoon.

Police were called to Clarence Road, off Dalston Lane, at about 2pm and found a man had been stabbed in the street.

Medics tried to save his life but he died at the scene half-an-hour later. His next of kin have been told.

Scotland Yard said it is believed he was stabbed during a fight in the vicinity of Clarence Road and Clarence Mews. The road was taped off for hours while police dealt with the incident.

A 14-year-old boy and a man, 26, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and were this morning in custody. Police are now appealing for information to trace two more people they believe were involved.

Det Ch Insp Paul Considine of the Specialist Crime Command said: "Another young man's life had been tragically cut short due to the violent actions of others and I would urge anyone who was in the area and witnessed this incident to come forward and speak to police.

"While we have made arrests, there are at least two other suspects who remain outstanding and enquiries are currently ongoing to locate them."

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Anyone with information can call 101 quoting CAD 3931 of December 5.

Alternatively tweet @MetCC or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Any young people with information can visit fearless.org where they can pass on information anonymously. Fearless is part of the Crimestoppers charity, and is also independent of the police.

Anyone needing help or information to support someone you suspect is involved in knife crime can visit knifefree.co.uk.