Murder probe launched after boy, 18, is knifed to death in London

Murder probe launched after boy, 18, is knifed to death in the street in London

  • Police called to reports of a fight in Abbey Wood, south-east London, yesterday
  • Arrived with ambulance service to find the victim with stab injury to his chest 
  • He was pronounced dead at scene and murder investigation has been launched

A murder investigation has been launched after an 18-year-old boy was knifed to death in the street in south-east London. 

Police were called at approximately just after 5.30pm to reports of a fight in Edington Road, Abbey Wood, yesterday.

Officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service and found an 18-year-old man with a stab injury to his chest.

Police were called to reports of a fight in Edington Road, Abbey Wood, south-east London yesterday afternoon. Pictured: Police at the scene

When officers arrived at the scene with the ambulance service they found an 18-year-old male with a stab injury to the chest. Pictured: Forensics at the scene yesterday 

The teenager was pronounced dead at the scene and enhanced stop and search powers (Section 60) were authorised for the SE2 postcode from 6.45pm yesterday to 3am this morning.

His next of kin has been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

A formal identification of the victim is yet to take place.

Officers from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command are carrying out enquiries and a crime scene remains in place.

The teenager died at the scene and is yet to be formally identified but his next of kin has been informed. Pictured: Forensics at the scene yesterday

Since the fatal stabbing, the Metropolitan Police has launched a murder investigation and is appealing for information. Pictured: Police at the scene yesterday

Detective Sergeant Michael Hartley said: ‘A young man has lost his life in the most tragic circumstances and officers will work round the clock to bring those responsible to justice.

‘We are still in the early stages of the investigation and I would ask anybody who was in the area yesterday evening – or who has information about the attack – to contact us immediately.’

There have been no arrests.

Anybody with information or footage that could help the investigation is asked to tweet @MetCC or call 101, quoting CAD 5771/06Mar. To remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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