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Woodford party stabbing: Teenagers held on suspicion of murder

Munashe Charles Kutyauripo Image copyright Metropolitan Police
Image caption Munashe Charles Kutyauripo, known as Charlie, was stabbed in Woodford

Two 17-year-olds have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a teenage boy who was stabbed after a birthday party in east London.

Munashe Charles Kutyauripo, 16, known as Charlie, was attacked at Ashton Playing Fields following his friend's party at Woodford social club.

Police said the boys were arrested at separate addresses and were in custody.

Detectives are continuing to search for 16-year-old Aaron Alexander Tavares-Gaiete.

Image caption The teenager was stabbed outside a social club where the party was being held

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Lawson said Charlie's family had been left "devastated" by his death, and "wanted and deserved answers" about what happened.

His family said in a statement: "We hope that if anybody knows anything, they should come forward and help find whoever did this because to the world he was just a 16-year-old boy, but to us, that was our son taken."

A post-mortem examination found he died from a stab wound to the chest.

Image caption Police said they were called to the scene at about 21:40 GMT

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