Teen boy and woman arrested after man stabbed to death on another night of violence in the capital

Murder police have arrested a teenage boy and woman after a 42-year-old man was stabbed to death, on yet another night of violence in the capital.

Emergency services were called to a home in Waltham Forest, east London, at 4.40am today.

The victim was found suffering stab injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene just 42 minutes later.

Detectives have appealed for witnesses but said they were not currently looking for anyone else in connection with the killing.

A spokesman for Scotland Yard said: “A murder investigation has been launched in Waltham Forest after a man was fatally stabbed.

“Police were called on Friday at around 4.40am to an address in Flaxen Road to a report of a stabbing.

“Officers attended and found a 42-year-old man suffering from stab injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 5.22am.

“His next of kin have been informed.

“A 16-year-old boy and a 35-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

“At this stage, police are not looking for anyone else in connection with this investigation.

“The Homicide and Major Crime Command have been informed. Enquiries are ongoing.”

By Ben Gelblum and Berny Torre

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