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Police probe death of teenager found stabbed in street

PUBLISHED: 17:09 20 February 2009 | UPDATED: 14:05 05 October 2010

POLICE are investigating the death of teenager Michael Wright who was stabbed outside Maryland Station in East London last night. The 17-year-old was taken to the Royal London Hospital at Whitechapel with stab wounds to the body, but died shortly after arriving

By Mike Brooke

POLICE are investigating the death of teenager Michael Wright who was stabbed in the street in East London last night.

The 17-year-old was taken to the Royal London Hospital at Whitechapel with stab wounds to the body, but died shortly after arriving.

He was found at 11.30pm by a passer-by who dialled 999 to report an injured man in Leytonstone Road, Stratford, opposite Maryland railway station, Scotland Yard said this evening.

But detectives believe he may have been attacked elsewhere.

“Michael was found opposite Maryland station—but we believe the incident which led to his death took place nearby,” Det Chief Ins Colin Sutton, from the Homicide & Serious Crime Command, said this evening (Friday).

“I am appealing to anyone who was in the area around 10pm last night who may have seen Michael arguing with other young black men near the station and Ibex House not far away.

“If they remember anything, it may help find those responsible for Michael’s death.”

Witnesses who were in Leytonstone Road between 10 and 11.30pm or anyone with information are being urged to call the incident room on 020-8785 8224, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555111. There have been no arrests.

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