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Boy, 13, arrested after teenager is stabbed to death

PUBLISHED: 23:41 26 May 2009 | UPDATED: 14:23 05 October 2010

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A 13-YEAR-old schoolboy has been arrested in East London following the Bank Holiday weekend killing of 17-year-old Jahmal Mason-Blair in Hackney. The ambulance helicopter was brought in—but Jahmal died at the scene minutes later, just a few streets away from his home

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A 13-YEAR-old schoolboy has been arrested in East London following the Bank Holiday weekend killing of 17-year-old Jahmal Mason-Blair in Hackney.

Police on routine patrol came across Jahmal bleeding from a deep neck would in Amhurst Road, Hackney, at 1am on Saturday.

The ambulance helicopter was brought in—but Jahmal died at the scene minutes later, just a few streets away from his home in Colvestone Crescent, Dalston.

A 13-year-old was arrested at 8.30pm on Saturday in connection with the murder and remains in custody at an East London police station.

STAB WOUND

A post mortem today at Poplar put cause of death as a stab wound to the neck.

An incident room has opened at Barking under Temporary Det Chief Ins Phil Rickells of the Met’s Homicide Command.

“Amhurst Road is a busy road with shops and flats,” he said. “So there’s a chance someone may have been driving past and saw what happened.

“We would particularly like to hear from anyone who may have seen a black youth wearing dark clothing running from the scene.”

Witnesses or anybody with information are being urged to call the incident room on 020-8345 1570, or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800-555111.


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