Jay Sewell death: Man, 25, charged with murder after 18-year-old fatally stabbed in south east London

Ella Wills
Victim: Jay Sewell, 18, was stabbed to death in Alwold Crescent in Lee on Tuesday: PA

A man has been charged with the murder of 18-year-old Jay Sewell after he was stabbed to death in south-east London.

Charlie Dudley, 25, of no fixed abode, will appear in custody at Bromley Magistrates' Court on Monday, the Metropolitan Police said.

Mr Sewell became the latest young victim of violent crime in the capital when he was fatally stabbed in an incident in Lee shortly before 10pm on Tuesday.

The young man was attacked as youths armed with baseball bats and knives descended on a residential street in Lee.

He was driven to hospital by friends but pronounced dead at 10.30pm, about 40 minutes after police were called to the scene in Alwold Crescent.

Another victim, also 18, was treated for stab injuries but was later discharged.

His death brought the grim tally of violent deaths in London in 2018 to 125, the largest number in a calendar year since 2009 when there were 131.

Five men and two women, aged between 18 and 56, who were arrested as part of the probe into Mr Sewell's killing have been released under investigation, while a 20-year-old man has been bailed pending further inquiries until a date in January.

Additional reporting by Press Association.