Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of a teenager in Clayhall have named the victim.

Mohammed Usman Mirza, 19, was stabbed to death outside Owen Waters House in Fullwell Avenue on Tuesday, November 19.

Police were called to reports of a fight at 10.20pm.

Officers found Mohammed suffering from several stab wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 10.53pm.

His family have been informed and a post-mortem will be scheduled soon.

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Owen Waters House. Photo: Google Maps

A crime scene and cordon remain in place; no arrests have been made.

Police and the London Fire Brigade were called at around 10.22pm to reports of a fire at some garages on Hurstleigh Garden, close to the scene of the stabbing.

Officers discovered a burned-out car with traces of blood in the area around the vehicle. Forensic examination is underway to establish if the two incidents are linked.

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Distance from the scene of the stabbing to Hurstleigh Gardens. Photo: Google Maps

Detective chief inspector Chris Soole, leading the murder investigation said: “This was a particularly vicious attack. I am appealing for anyone who has information relating to this murder to come forward without delay. Help us find the person responsible and remove them, and the risk they pose, from your community.

“While we currently retain an open mind concerning motive, the possibility that the murder is gang-related is a very strong line of enquiry.”

Anyone with information, pictures or video footage that could assist police is asked to call 101 quoting CAD 9907/19 Nov, Tweet @MetCC or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

If there are any young people who either have information about violence or knife crime, they can visit where they can pass on information anonymously. Fearless is part of the Crimestoppers charity, and is also independent of the police.

If you need help or information to support someone you suspect is involved in knife crime, or you want assistance yourself, then you can visit or LondonNeedsYouAlive.