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Teenager fatally stabbed in street in Homerton is named

Homerton murder scene
Image caption Jeremie Malenge was pronounced dead at the scene in Homerton High Street

A teenager stabbed to death in east London has been named as Jeremie Malenge.

Officers were called to Homerton High Street at about midnight on 7 January where the 17-year-old from Arcola Street, Hackney, east London, was pronounced dead.

A post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as a stab wound to the chest.

Police said witnesses have come forward but have appealed for more information.

Det Ch Insp Ken Hughes said: "At this early stage in the investigation, I believe the victim was in a shop on nearby Homerton High Street.

"On leaving the shop, there appears to have been some sort of altercation with a group of three or four male youths."

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