Man, 28, and boy, 17, are arrested after ‘nice young man’, 15, was stabbed to death in east London


Two more people have been arrested after a 15-year-old boy was stabbed to death in east London.

The teenager, named in reports as Kayjon Lubin, was found fatally injured on Woodman Street, near the Royal Docks in Newham, shortly before 7pm on Friday after witnesses said he was chased by a gang ‘like a pack of dogs’.

The Metropolitan Police said they arrested two people on Sunday morning in connection with the incident – a 17-year-old boy on suspicion of murder and a 28-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder.

A 25-year-old man arrested on Saturday on suspicion of murder was released with no further action against him, the Met said.

The boy’s next of kin have been informed of his death and inquiries into the circumstances were under way over the weekend.

Lawrence Adu said he was a friend of the boy’s uncle and had known him ‘all his life’.

Kayjon Lublin (pictured) has been named locally as the schoolboy who was killed in Newham just before 7pm last night

Friend Khalif-Shakeil Edwards changed his profile photo on Facebook to a photo of the youngster with the message: 'Rest in peace my little G.' He also wrote: 'May you rest in peace my little bro. June 2005 - Dec2020'

Friend Khalif-Shakeil Edwards changed his profile photo on Facebook to a photo of the youngster with the message: ‘Rest in peace my little G.’ He also wrote: ‘May you rest in peace my little bro. June 2005 – Dec2020’

Mr Adu, who was also the boy’s neighbour, said: ‘He’s a nice young man, very handsome and always laughing.’

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Wrigley, from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said: ‘These arrests are a positive step in our investigation but we are still working to establish exactly what took place on Friday night.

‘There were lots of people in the area at the time and I would appeal for anyone who hasn’t yet come forward, to do so.

‘The senseless killing of a 15-year-old has understandably shocked the community and I would urge them to help us bring those responsible to justice.’

Officers were called to reports of a stabbing in Woodman Street, near the Royal Docks, yesterday evening. Kayjon was pronounced dead at the scene.    

Officers were called just before 7pm on Friday following reports of the stabbing in Woodman Street (pictured), Newham, East London

Officers were called just before 7pm on Friday following reports of the stabbing in Woodman Street (pictured), Newham, East London

Police and members of the London Ambulance Service (LAS) attended and found Kayjon suffering injuries

Police and members of the London Ambulance Service (LAS) attended and found Kayjon suffering injuries

A witness told The Sun: ‘A big group of boys that were chasing him, they were after him like a pack of dogs.

‘I didn’t know what had happened but it looked like they weren’t going to stop until they got him.’

Police and members of the London Ambulance Service (LAS) attended and found him suffering injuries.

Despite the efforts of the paramedics to save his life, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Friends have paid tribute to the youngster and described him as a ‘good kid’ who was close to his mother.   

Friend Khalif-Shakeil Edwards changed his profile photo on Facebook to a photo of the youngster with the message: ‘Rest in peace my little G.’

He also wrote: ‘May you rest in peace my little bro. June 2005 – Dec2020.’ 

A close family friend told The Sun: ‘I know the family very well, they are a big part of the community around here. He was a big part of the community and lots of people knew him. He was just a young boy and had his whole life ahead of them. 

‘He was a good kid, and loved his mum, they were very close. She’s absolutely heartbroken, and I’m going to go and try and see her in person later.’ 

A section 60 order – allowing police to stop and search anyone without needing reasonable grounds – is in place in the area, police added.    

Shortly before that attack, a 17-year-old boy suffered life-threatening injuries after also being knifed and then injured with acid, in Hounslow, West London. 

A video circulating on social media of the aftermath of the incident showed an injured teenager wearing just a pair of boxer shorts being helped off the ground before being led into an ambulance by paramedics.  

Shortly before the attack, a 17-year-old boy suffered life-threatening injuries after also being knifed and then covered with acid, in Hounslow, West London

A video circulating on social media showed an injured teenager wearing just a pair of boxer shorts being helped off the ground before being led into an ambulance by paramedics

Shortly before the attack, a 17-year-old boy suffered life-threatening injuries after also being knifed and then covered with acid, in Hounslow, West London. A video circulating on social media showed an injured teenager wearing just a pair of boxer shorts being helped off the ground before being led into an ambulance by paramedics

In the earlier attack, police were called to Whitton Road in Hounslow at around 6.15pm

In the earlier attack, police were called to Whitton Road in Hounslow at around 6.15pm

Police were called to Whitton Road in Hounslow at around 6.15pm.   

Police and London Ambulance Service paramedics attended and found the 17-year-old with stab wounds and injuries caused by a ‘corrosive substance’.   

He was taken to a west London hospital. His injuries are believed to be life-threatening. 

In footage of him being treated, the young man appeared to be clutching a white length of tissue to his face.  

Police and London Ambulance Service paramedics attended and found the 17-year-old with stab wounds and injuries caused by a 'corrosive substance'

Police and London Ambulance Service paramedics attended and found the 17-year-old with stab wounds and injuries caused by a ‘corrosive substance’

He was taken to a west London hospital. His injuries are believed to be life threatening

He was taken to a west London hospital. His injuries are believed to be life threatening

So far there have been no arrests but an investigation is underway. 

Several roads in the vicinity remained closed while officers conduct enquiries, police said. 

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call 101, quoting CAD 6005/11NOV. 

Alternatively, they can call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. 

On Thursday, officers from the Violent Crime Taskforce recovered 30 combat knives and a lock knife as they arrested two teenagers in north London.

On Thursday, officers from the Violent Crime Taskforce recovered 30 combat knives and a lock knife as they arrested two teenagers in Islington, north London

On Thursday, officers from the Violent Crime Taskforce recovered 30 combat knives and a lock knife as they arrested two teenagers in Islington, north London

A 16-year-old male was seen handing boxes containing the weapons through the window of a property in Islington. A 15-year-old was discovered inside the property with boxes containing more knives and a lock knife in his trousers

A 16-year-old male was seen handing boxes containing the weapons through the window of a property in Islington. A 15-year-old was discovered inside the property with boxes containing more knives and a lock knife in his trousers

A 16-year-old male was seen handing boxes containing the weapons through the window of a property in Islington.

A 15-year-old was discovered inside the property with boxes containing more knives and a lock knife in his trousers.

Both were arrested for possession of an offensive weapon and remain in police custody while investigations continue.

Sergeant Pete Luciano of the Violent Crime Taskforce said: ‘The seizure of these 31 weapons will have undoubtedly prevented them from being used in acts of violence and potentially even saved lives.

‘Our officers are patrolling areas known for violence and this case proves the value of intelligence led stop and search.

‘Reducing serious violence is the Met’s top priority and I hope the community feel reassured we were able to remove these weapons from the streets.’

Anyone with information is urged to call the Met’s Specialist Crime Command incident room on 0208 345 3715.

Alternatively, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.  

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