Hackney ‘murder’: Neighbours ‘heard screams’ as police discovered 4 year-old boy with deadly stab wounds | EUROtoday

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Neighbours of a 4 year-old boy who was stabbed to loss of life in east London have described listening to screams when police arrived on the scene.

Met officers had been known as to a terraced residence in Montague Road, Hackney to discover a four-year-old boy with deadly knife accidents on Wednesday evening.

The unnamed baby was taken to hospital for therapy however later died from his accidents. His subsequent of kin have been knowledgeable and are being supported by specifically educated officers.

An investigation has been launched with a 41-year-old girl, who has not been recognized however police say was identified to the boy, arrested on the scene on suspicion of homicide. She stays in custody.

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A mother-of-three, 36, who lived subsequent door to the property the place the “energetic” boy was discovered stated she had identified him his complete life.

“He was a kind, happy child always riding a scooter or his bike on the street playing out with his parents,” she informed The Independent.

“They go to the park… things like that. He was an energetic, friendly and polite child. He was always very playful with my 4-year-old son. We heard screaming when the police broke the door.”

A forensic officer on the scene of the suspected homicide in Montague Road in Hackney


An investigation is underway led by murder detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command. While enquiries into the circumstances stay ongoing, right now officers should not searching for anybody else in reference to this incident, the power stated.

The neighbour added: “Even the police came out crying. When they saw us they had to try and pull it back together. They tried to but they couldn’t.

“I can’t tell my son what happened, he is too young. I’m going to tell him they moved away.”

The boy’s subsequent of kin have been knowledgeable and are being supported by specifically educated officers, the Met stated.

Mayor of Hackney, Caroline Woodley, stated: “I was utterly devastated to hear this morning of the tragic death of a four year-old child in Hackney. My thoughts and deepest condolences, along with everyone at the council, are with the child’s family.

“We are working with the police and the child’s school to support the child’s family, friends and the wider community.”

Detective Chief Superintendent James Conway, who leads policing for Hackney and Tower Hamlets, stated: “This is an extremely distressing incident which will understandably cause shock and disbelief amongst the local community and those who attended the scene.

“We are working with our partners, including Hackney Council and the school community, to ensure support is there for people who need it.

“Specialist officers from our homicide team are progressing this investigation and continue to work to establish the circumstances of this young child’s death, and the events that led up to it.

“This incident occurred within the home and, while is no wider public safety risk, additional officers will be present in the area as we recognise the impact this will have on the community.”