Updated: 05/04/18 : 15:04:02
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World :: Third teen in days stabbed to death in London

Two boys have been arrested after an 18-year-old man was stabbed to death in an east London street.

Police officers found Israel Ogunsola wounded in Link Street, Hackney, after they were alerted by a motorist just before 20:00 BST/Irish Time on Wednesday.

He was given first aid, but died at the scene. He was initially thought to be aged in his 20s.

Less than two miles away a 53-year-old man earlier died at a bookmakers following reports of an assault.

It takes the number of people killed in the capital to more than 50 this year.

On Thursday, a man in his mid-20s was stabbed in Walthamstow, in Billet Road near Chingford Road, at about 12:50 BST

It is understood his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

The deaths in Hackney follow two fatal shootings on Monday and the fatal stabbing of a suspected burglar on Wednesday.

Sixteen-year-old Amaan Shakoor, from Leyton, was left critically ill and died on Tuesday after he was shot in the face in Walthamstow.

A 15-year-old boy was also stabbed in the same incident but survived.

Amaan's death followed that of a 17-year-old girl, named locally as Tanesha Melbourne, who was shot and killed in Tottenham.