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It is the latest in the crimewave to hit the city

Police were called at around 11.50pm on Monday 16 April, to reports of a stabbing in Chestnut Avenue.

Officers attended the location along with London Ambulance Service and paramedics from London’s Air Ambulance.

The victim is believed to be an 18-year-old man.

He was pronounced dead at the scene at 11.27pm.

Officers are in the process of informing next of kin.

Formal identification and a post-mortem examination will be arranged in due course.

A police investigation has commenced and cordons are in place at the scene.

There has been no arrest at this early stage.

Any witnesses, or anyone with information that may assist the investigation, are urged to call officers via 101 quoting CAD 8332/apr16

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