A teenager who died after being stabbed has been named by police.

Bubacar Jabbie Dukureh, 17, was attacked in Walthamstow last Friday (October 23) and was found in Westbury Road suffering from a stab injury around 9.20pm, the Metropolitan Police said.

Bubacar was treated by paramedics but despite their best efforts, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

His family are receiving support from specially trained officers.

A post-mortem examination held at Walthamstow Mortuary established cause of death as a stab wound to the chest.

At this stage there have been no arrests.

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

Police at the scene on Saturday (photo PA)

A murder investigation led by detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command is in progress.

Detective Inspector Joanna Yorke said: "Our enquiries continue at pace following the senseless and violent death of another teenager on the streets of London.

“Since Friday, our team has been working to establish the full circumstances around the incident. At this time we are retaining an open mind around motive.

“If you saw or heard anything suspicious or were in the area at the time, no matter how insignificant it might seem, it is imperative that you contact us, or make the call anonymously via Crimestoppers.”

Local officers have stepped up patrols in the E17 area to provide reassurance and encourage members of the community to give information in confidence.

Detective Superintendent Paul Whiteman said: “The loss of yet another teenage life to knife related crime is a tragedy and the investigation team is working relentlessly to find answers for Bubacar’s family.

“The Met is committed to listening to communities and acting on their concerns. Violence suppression is our priority and I would encourage community members to make contact with local officers or Crimestoppers if they have information which could either assist this investigation or help save lives.”

Any witnesses or those with information are asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 8357/23Oct. Media footage can be uploaded directly online by visiting: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/01MPS19Z02-PO1