An investigation has been launched after a boy from Greenwich was murdered in east London.

Officers were called to Byford Close in Stratford last night (September 3) around 6.45pm.

Leader of Greenwich council confirmed today that the victim was from Greenwich.

He tweeted: "I’m absolutely devastated to discover that the 15 year old boy who lost his life in Stratford last night is a Greenwich resident.

"On behalf of everyone here at the Council, I’m sending all of our thoughts, prayers and love to his family and friends at this horrendous time."

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.

A post-mortem examination and formal identification will take place in due course.

There have been no arrests at this time.

Officers remain at the scene.

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 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.

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