Peckham Rye stabbing: Two teens charged with murder of 29-year-old in south London

Kalabe Legesse was killed on December 30 (Met Police)
Kalabe Legesse was killed on December 30 (Met Police)

Two teenagers are due to appear in court charged with murder after a man was stabbed to death in a south London park.

Nah’shun Thomas, 19, and a 16-year-old, who cannot be named due to their age, are accused of killing 29-year-old Kalabe Legesse on December 30.

Mr Legesse died at the scene after police were called at 8.24pm to reports of a stabbing in Peckham Rye Park and Common.

A post-mortem examination on New Year’s Eve found the cause of death to be a haemorrhage and a stab wound to the heart.

His next of kin have been informed of the arrests and continue to be supported by specialist officers, the Metropolitan Police said.

Thomas, of Bournemouth Road, south-east London, and the 16-year-old will appear at Croydon Magistrates’ Court on Saturday.