Boy, 17, dies and another fighting for life after street fight involving 'mob of men with machetes' as cops hunt killer | The Sun

A TEENAGER was stabbed to death and another is fighting for life after a huge street fight in east London.

A mob of men armed with machetes were reportedly involved in the mass brawl shortly after midnight last night.

Police were called to Lichfield Road in Bow where officers found two teenagers with stab wounds.

Both were taken to hospital and one, 17, was pronounced dead a short time later.

The second, believed to be 18, remains in a critical condition.

Cops are now desperately trying to trace the knifeman.


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Detective Chief Inspector Mark Rogers of the Met's specialist crime command, which is leading the investigation, said: "This is a highly worrying incident that has left one young man dead and another fighting for his life in hospital.

"My thoughts and prayers are with their families and friends at this difficult time.

"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."

As many as 100 people were involved in the incident, many armed with machetes, MyLondon reports.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the force quoting the reference Operation Wildcast, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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