17-year-old boy dies after being found stabbed to the ground in South East London as police launch a murder investigation
- Metropolitan Police launched a murder investigation tonight after the death of a 17-year-old boy
- The teenager was found lying on the road and pronounced dead on the spot in southeast London
- Police say the victim’s family has been notified, while the public has been warned to expect a greater police presence
A murder investigation has been started by police after a teenager was stabbed to death in south-east London.
Metropolitan Police officers were called to Sydenham around 7:20 p.m. on Saturday after reports that someone was on the road.
Crews from the London Ambulance Service and London Air Ambulance also arrived on the scene, but he was pronounced dead shortly after 8pm.
The 17-year-old boy, who has not been named by the police, was stabbed in the street and pronounced dead on the spot
Forensic officers attended the scene in Sydenham, South London, after the incident was reported earlier tonight
A police cordon has been established warning residents that they can expect an increase in the number of police officers in the coming hours.
The Met Police says the young man’s relatives have been notified.
There is a crime scene and forensic officers were seen combing the area after the incident.
The public has been warned to expect a greater police presence in the area in the coming hours.
Anyone who witnessed the incident is urged to call 101, with the reference CAD6072 / 10APR, or to contact Crimestoppers on 0800555111.
Metropolitan Police say the stabbed 17-year-old’s relatives have been informed while an investigation is ongoing
Officers attended the scene in South East London with medics from the London Ambulance Service and
A shocked resident wrote on Twitter: ‘Will put flowers tomorrow. It was awful to see the CPR given.
‘We deserve safe streets for young people.’
Another added, “My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends, may God rest his beautiful soul.”
Another said, “What a tragic waste.”
The incident comes a week after a man was stabbed to death and two others were left in hospital following a ‘triple stabbing’ on a south London street.
It followed a 19-year-old man who was stabbed to death in the same street around noon on March 3.
On February 5, several attacks also took place in Croydon, in which one man was killed and 10 people injured.