A murder investigation has been launched after an eighteen-year-old was fatally stabbed last night in Elephant & Castle.
Police were called by the London Ambulance Service to reports of a stabbing at around 9.30pm on Tiverton Street, SE1.
An eighteen-year-old was found suffering stab wounds. He was rushed to hospital, but died at around 10.51pm.
His next-of-kin have been informed.
DCI Richard Leonard, of the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command, urged witnesses to get in touch, saying: “We need those who have information about the culprit(s) for this murder to get in touch with police immediately.
“The victim was seen being chased by another male wearing a grey or blue hoody from Newington Gardens into Tiverton Street where he was attacked and shortly after found by police and London Air Ambulance.
“Were you there? Did you see anything? Your information could prove vital to solving this case and I would urge you to get in touch.”
A crime scene remains in place, while a post-mortem will take place in due course. Formal identification of the teenager awaits.
No arrests have been made, said Scotland Yard, but “active enquiries” such as a review of local CCTV footage, house to house calls and forensic analysis are underway.
Anyone with information should call the police incident room on 0208 721 4622.
Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.