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Police reveal enormous knife found during routine search on person in Portobello Market on the same day as another teenage boy stabbed to death in Lawless London


  • The discovery was made hours before the stabbing of a boy on Saturday night

Police have revealed an enormous knife they found on the same day as a teenage boy was stabbed to death in the latest bloody attack on London‘s streets.

Met officers had been patrolling Portobello Market when they spotted a man carrying the large serrated knife.

Officers arrested the man, and the potentially devastating weapon was taken off the streets. 

It has since been displayed in a shocking picture shared by the Kensington & Chelsea branch of the force.

The discovery was made hours before the fatal stabbing of a 17-year-old boy in east London.

Met officers had been patrolling Portobello Market when they spotted a man carrying the large serrated knife. The Kensington & Chelsea branch of the force shared a picture of the knife

Met officers had been patrolling Portobello Market when they spotted a man carrying the large serrated knife. The Kensington & Chelsea branch of the force shared a picture of the knife

Police and paramedics were called to Hackney Road in Shoreditch, near the junction with Cremer Street, at about 10.50pm on Saturday.

The victim was found with stab injuries and died at the scene.

A 17-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of murder, police said on Monday. 

Detective Chief Superintendent James Conway of the Metropolitan Police, who leads policing in Hackney and Tower Hamlets, said on Sunday: ‘My thoughts are with the family of the young person who has tragically lost his life.

‘I can assure them that we will be relentless in seeking to identify whoever was responsible for this murder.

Forensic officers seen investigating near the scene of the stabbing on Hackney Road on Sunday

Forensic officers seen investigating near the scene of the stabbing on Hackney Road on Sunday

‘Cordons are in place in Hackney Road for forensic examination of the scene and we have launched what will be an extremely thorough investigation, supported by specialists from across the Met.’

The teenager is the second to be stabbed to death in the capital so far this year.

A total of 21 teenagers were killed in London last year, up from 14 the year before.



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