East London stabbing victim, 17, named as arrest made


teenager stabbed to death in east London has been named as seventeen-year-old Shae Gordon from Enfield.

The teenager suffered fatal stab wounds during a disturbance in Lichfield Road, Bow, just after midnight on Sunday and later died in hospital.

Detectives said Monday an eighteen-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder, while a second teenager remains in a critical condition in hospital.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Rogers, who is leading the investigation, said: “An arrest has been made and our investigation is continuing at pace.

“Shae’s family have our assurances that we will do everything we possibly can to bring them justice and support them following their terrible loss.

“I also want to reassure them and the wider community that my team and I are working around the clock to establish exactly what has happened and who is responsible.”

Forensic officers in Lichfield Road, east London

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Police cordons remained in place at the crime scene on Monday as detectives carried out door to door inquiries. Officers were also examining CCTV.

Officers confirmed that a “significant” number of people were caught up in the incident, but cautioned against reports suggesting up to 100 people were involved.

DCI Rogers said: “I am aware of reports saying that about a hundred people, armed with weapons were involved.

“While I would stress that our investigation is in its very early stages, this information does not appear to be wholly accurate.

“We know a significant number of people were caught up in this incident but not necessarily directly involved or armed with weapons.”

Anyone who witnessed this incident, or who has captured footage or images, is asked to call the major incident room on 0208 345 3715, giving the reference Operation Wildcast.

Information can also be given to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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