Teenager stabbed to death outside Barking cinema chain

Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenager was stabbed to death apparently following a fight outside the Showcase Cinemas in Barking. Police were called at 20.45 hours on Friday February 19 and found a 17-year-old boy suffering fatal stab wounds

Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenager was stabbed to death apparently following a fight outside the Showcase Cinemas in Barking.

Police were called at 20.45 hours on Friday February 19 and found a 17-year-old boy suffering fatal stab wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Three youths have been arrested and are now in custody in various east London police stations.

Two youths, a boy of 16 and one of 15 were arrested close to the scene on Friday, with another boy, 16, arrested on Saturday.


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Next of kin have been informed and a post mortem was carried out at East Ham Mortuary on Saturday.

An incident room was opened in Barking.

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Detective Inspector Ian Goldsborough, the investigating officer said: "We believe there will have been people in the area, either going to or from the Showcase cinema or the nearby restaurant that may have seen or heard the incident which has lead to the tragic death of a teenager.

"We are appealing to them, or anyone else that was in the area at the time of the incident, to contact us and lets us know what they saw or heard."

Any witnesses or anyone with any information that could assist police should call the incident room on 020 8345 4142 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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