Boy, 15, stabbed to death in Croydon named by police

Police activity at Ashburton Park, Croydon, south London after a 15-year-old boy was stabbed to death on Thursday. Picture date: Friday December 31, 2021. (PA Wire)
Police activity at Ashburton Park, Croydon, south London after a 15-year-old boy was stabbed to death on Thursday. Picture date: Friday December 31, 2021. (PA Wire)

A 15-year-old boy stabbed to death on Thursday has been named by police.

Zaian Aimable-Lina died at the scene of the attack in Ashburton Park, Croydon south London shortly after 7.30pm.

The Metropolitan Police said a post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as a stab wound to the heart.

Zaian Aimable-Lina has been named as the 15-year-old who was stabbed to death on Thursday at Ashburton Park, Croydon, south London (Metropolitan Police/PA) (PA Wire)
Zaian Aimable-Lina has been named as the 15-year-old who was stabbed to death on Thursday at Ashburton Park, Croydon, south London (Metropolitan Police/PA) (PA Wire)

A 15-year-old boy remains in custody on suspicion of murder.

A second fatal stabbing, this time of a 16-year-old boy in Yiewsley, west London, less than an hour later, made 2021 the bloodiest year on record for teenage homicides in London.

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