Murder investigation launched after teenage boy stabbed to death

Lizzie Edmonds
·1-min read
 (met police)
(met police)

Police have launched a murder investigation after a teenager was stabbed to death in Sydenham, south-east London.

Metropolitan Police officers were called to the junction of Hazel Grove and Sydenham Road at around 7.20pm on Saturday following reports of a 17-year-old boy lying on the ground with stab wounds.

Crews from the London Ambulance Service and London Air Ambulance also arrived at the scene, but he was pronounced dead shortly after 8pm.

The boy’s relatives have been told.

A crime scene is in place and the public can expect to see an increased police presence in the area in the coming hours.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is urged to call 101, providing the reference CAD6072/10APR, or to contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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