A murder investigation has been launched after a teenage boy was fatally stabbed.

Police were called by LAS to Byford Close, Vicarage Lane, Stratford, at 6;15pm on Tuesday, September 3, following a report of a fight in progress.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found a 15-year-old boy with stab injuries.

Despite the very best efforts of medics, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers while post-mortem examination and formal identification will take place in due course.

There have been no arrests at this time, the teens death is the 93rd homicide in the capital this year.

Detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime are leading the investigation.

A Section 60 Criminal Justice and Public Order Act was implemented across the whole borough of Newham until 12:30hrs on Wednesday, September 4.

Anyone with information which could help the investigation, is asked to call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 6616/3 Sept.

If you have information that could help us investigate, but don’t want to speak to police, please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They do not ask your name and cannot trace your call or I.P address.

Any young people who have information about violence or knife crime, can visit www.fearless.org to where they can pass on information anonymously – your I.P address will not be traced. Fearless is part of the Crimestoppers charity, and is also independent of the police.