A teenage victim is identified, and a suspect is arrested after a fatal stabbing in Walthamstow on Friday (May 5).

Officers of Met police received reports of a stabbing at Markhouse Road at 04:09pm when they found a 16-year-old boy with stab injuries. He later died at the scene, despite the best efforts of London’s Ambulance and Air Ambulance service.

The victim, a Met police statement has now revealed, was named Renell Charles who lived in the area.  The head teacher of Kelmscott school, Sam Jones, had earlier confirmed that Renell was a student in their school.   

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A 16-year-old boy was arrested in the early hours of Sunday on suspicion of Renell’s murder after he attended an East London police station. He now remains in custody pending further enquiries, a Met police spokesperson said.

Renell’s family is being supported by specially trained officers. The brutal stabbing was also witnessed by many youngsters as it took place outside the Kelmscott school.

Detective Mark Rogers, who is leading the investigation, stated that the arrest is a significant development in the case. His thoughts, he said, are with the young bystanders as they come to terms with seeing such an act of violence unfold before them.

He added: “I would ask anyone with footage or images to do the right thing and send them into my team of detectives.”

He also urged anyone with dashcam footage on Markhouse Road at that time of day to share the clips with police. He said: “Please review what you have and send anything that may assist the investigation without delay.

“A young boy has lost his life and evidence such as this can contribute to securing justice for his family and friends.”

The images or footage can be submitted via a public portal (mipp.police.uk) or by calling the Major Incident Room directly on 020 8345 3715. A tweet can also be sent to @MetCC by quoting CAD 4965/05MAY for the purpose.

To submit the files or any information anonymously, the independent charity, Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111.