Battersea stabbing: Boy, 17, knifed to death in capital's second fatal stabbing in 24 hours

Mark Chandler
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A 17-year-old boy has been knifed to death in south London – the capital’s second fatal stabbing in less than 24 hours.

Police rushed to the scene in Ingrave Street, Battersea, after reports of a disturbance on the road just before 1.30am on Sunday.

They found the stricken teenager in the street suffering from knife wounds.

Paramedics took the boy to a south London hospital but he was pronounced dead just before 3am.

Detectives from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating but no one has been arrested so far.

The boy was the eighth teenager to be killed in the capital so far this year, with five stabbings and three shootings.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “Police were called at 1.25am on Sunday, 23 April, to reports of a disturbance and a male stabbed in Ingrave Street.

“Officers and London Ambulance Service attended the location and found a 17-year-old male suffering stab injuries.

“The victim was taken to a south London hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2.50am.

“A post-mortem examination will be arranged in due course.”

The murder came after a man in his 40s was stabbed to death in Enfield on Saturday afternoon.

Anyone with information on the Battersea murder should call the incident room at Lewisham via 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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