A 17-year-old boy has died after being fatally stabbed in London on Friday night.

Officers were called to Westbury Road in Walthamstow, north-east London at 9.20pm.

Despite treatment by paramedics the teenager was pronounced dead at the scene shortly before 10pm.

The victim is yet to be named.

Police said officers are working to establish the 17-year-old’s identity and inform his next of kin.

A crime scene is in place and an investigation is in progress, but no arrests have been made.

 A video posted on social media shows at least two police vans parked in the road on Friday night.

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Police initially said they believed the victim was 22, then said he was aged 19. Then they updated to say they believe the victim was 17.

Responding to the news, Former Scotland Yard Detective Chief Inspector Gerry Campbell MBE tweeted: ‘How many wakeup calls does London need?’.

Earlier this month, it was reported that the number of killings in the capital had exceeded 100 for the sixth consecutive year.

Research by the BBC found 12 of the victims were teenagers – all of them male – while six of the victims where children age 10 and under.

More than half the murders were caused through knife crime, with 55 fatal stabbings recorded as of October 9.

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