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Boy, 16, becomes fifth person to be arrested in connection with Forest Gate shootout

PUBLISHED: 13:01 31 July 2018 | UPDATED: 13:01 31 July 2018

Police and a forensic team investigate a shootout in Bective Road, Forest Gate. Picture: Ken Mears

Police and a forensic team investigate a shootout in Bective Road, Forest Gate. Picture: Ken Mears

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A fifth person has been arrested following an alleged shootout in Forest Gate last week.

Last night a 16-year-old was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

The boy was also allegedly found in possession of a knife and he remains in custody at an east London police station.

Gun shots were allegedly fired at police officers from a BMW before police returned fire in Lascelles Close on Thursday, July 26 just before midnight.

There were no reported injuries following the exchange.

Four men have already been charged in connections with the incident and are due to appear at the Old Bailey on August 27.

Nathaniel Lewis, 22, of Earlham Grove, Forest Gate, Darnell Joseph-Newill, 21, Willis Road, Plaistow, and Troy Ifill, 21, of Torrens Square, Stratford, and Lekan Akinsoji, 20, of no fixed address, have each been charged with three counts of attempted murder, possession of a shotgun, possession of a shotgun with intent to endanger life and possession of an axe and a “zombie knife”.

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