Dagenham murder: Teen, 18, 'murdered' after fight breaks out between machete-wielding rival gangs as man, 20, arrested | The Sun

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a teenager, 18, was stabbed to death in Dagenham last night.

Officers responded to reports of two groups fighting with machetes just before midnight near Dagenham Heath tube station.

Emergency services sadly pronounced an 18-year-old man dead at the scene after sustaining stab injuries.

The Met Police have confirmed a 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

He remains in police custody at this time.

A second man was also taken to hospital with a stab injury on Friday but his condition is not believed to be life threatening.

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Detective Chief Inspector James Shirley said: "Our investigation is progressing at pace and I would thank everyone who has already spoken to officers.

"I would ask anyone who has not yet come forward to do so as a matter of urgency.

"I would also ask local residents to check dash cams and doorbell footage for anything out of the ordinary and share that with us as soon as possible."

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting 8711/06May.

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