Sunday, December 4, 2011
A teenager has been viciously stabbed to death as he tried to flee a gang of youths.
The victim, named locally as Danny O'Shea, was chased and had his throat slashed outside his mother's front door in Newham, east London last night.
Paramedics fought for 30 minutes to save the 18-year-old's life, but he was pronounced dead at the scene in front of horrified neighbours at 6.50pm.
Police have yet to establish whether the teen's mother was in at the time when her son was chased 300 yards before the attack outside the house.
Tributes have already started pouring in to a memorial group on Facebook, which has attracted over 500 people.
One called R.I.P Danny O’Shea read R.I.P Danny So Sad Your Gone :’( and has already attracted support from nearly 500 people.
The teen's grandfather, Michael O'Shea, told The Sunday Mirror: 'He was a wonderful lad. We're all in shock.'
A police spokesman said earlier that next of kin had been informed but formal identification had not yet taken place.
John MacDonald, detective chief inspector of the Homicide and Serious Crime Command, said: 'We believe that the victim may have been chased from Butchers Road at the junction of Hooper Road down into Boreham Avenue, E16.
'The people chasing him comprised of a group of black males.'