After being rushed to hospital with stab wounds following a brutal attack in Croydon, a teen boy dies.
A TEENAGER has died after being stabbed and rushed to hospital following a brutal attack in south London.
At 6.41pm today, officers were dispatched to London Road, West Croydon, in response to reports of a fight.
They arrived at the scene and set up a crime scene, but no suspects or victims were discovered.
After that, police were called to a hospital shortly after 7 p.m. after a boy self-presented with stab wounds.
Despite doctors’ efforts, he died a short time later, according to the Metropolitan Police.
A police investigation is underway, and the boy’s relatives have been notified.
A post mortem will be performed as soon as possible, according to officers.
“Homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command have been informed,” a Met Police spokesman said.
“Until 10.35 a.m. on November 19, a Section 60 has been imposed in the areas of Broad Green, Fairfield, Waddon, west Thornton, Bensham Manor, Selhurst, and Addiscombe West.”
“We’re looking into it.”
“Any witnesses or anyone with information should call 101 and mention CAD 617918Nov, tweet @MetCC, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, which is completely anonymous.”
Officers warned earlier this month that this year could see a record number of teen murders in London.
“Put the knives down, get rid of them – just get rid of them,” said Commander Alex Murray, the Metropolitan Police’s lead on violent crime.
“We’ve had some tragic murders here, Camron Smith, Demarie Roye, Tai Jordan O’Donnell – three young people who were recently murdered in Croydon,” he continued, “and it makes us want to work together, get to know each other, and build trust with each other.”
“Each of us has the power to change the world.”
According to the Metropolitan Police, there have been more than 26 teen homicides in the capital in 2021 as of November 5.
The startling figure is almost identical to the previous high of 29 in 2008.