Teenager is stabbed to death outside pizza shop in London

A teenager has died outside a pizzeria after being the fifth to be stabbed in London in a four day flurry of knife crime.

Police were called to High Road in Leytonstone this afternoon after reports of a violent attack in a busy high street.

Officers and the London Ambulance attended, and found a man – believed to be in his late teens – suffering from stab injuries.

Despite their efforts, he was pronounced dead at the scene. His family have been informed.

At this early stage, there have been no arrests and police are asking anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference CAD 3896/06Aug.