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Two teenagers have been stabbed, one fatally, within hours of each other in London on a night of bloodshed.
A 15-year-old boy died after being knifed in North Woolwich, east London, while another boy, 17, is fighting for his life following a separate incident in Hounslow, west London.
The Met Police said a murder inquiry has been launched following the fatal stabbing in Woodman Street in the North Woolwich area of Newham, close to the Royal Docks.
Police and members of the Royal Ambulance Service attended and found the boy suffering stabbing injuries.
Despite the efforts of the emergency services, he was pronounced dead at the scene and his next of kin have been informed.
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Police say no arrests have been made and inquiries into the circumstances are underway.
In a separate incident in Hounslow, roads were closed on Friday evening around Whitton Road following a stabbing.
The Met said in a statement: "A 17-year-old male is in hospital with life-threatening injuries.
"Please call 101 quoting CAD 6005/11DEC if you have information."
There are unconfirmed reports the teenager also had "acid" thrown at him during the attack close to Hounslow Station, but police are yet to comment on this.
The Met were reportedly called to the scene at 6.14pm on Friday, and a crime scene remains in place.
No arrests have been made in the Hounslow attack either.
Anyone with information on the Newham stabbing can contact police on 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD 6330/11/Dec.
Alternatively, they can contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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