A paramedic was left weeping after battling to save a 15-year-old boy who was stabbed.

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

A 15-year-old from Greenwich was found with stab wounds and was later pronounced dead.

This marks the 100th murder victim in London this year.

A male paramedic was left weeping after battling to save the stabbed youth's life yesterday.

The boy was found collapsed after emergency services were called to reports of a fight in a council estate.

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No arrests have been made and a police spokesman today confirmed the boy's age.

Neighbours said the brawl involving two boys was so ferocious that a pizza delivery driver locked himself in his van for safety.

One said a male paramedic cried after his team battled to save the youth's life for more than an hour.

Another local, who wished not to be named, said a pizza delivery driver had locked himself in his van as the boys fought in the street.

The mum of three said: "He was so scared he got back in his vehicle and locked the door.

"There is a lot of drug dealing here but I don't think this was about that. It tends to be men in their twenties and thirties dealing."