Murder investigation launched after teen fatally stabbed in Elephant & Castle

Josh Salisbury (06 May, 2019) Crime

Police believe the eighteen-year-old was being chased in the moments before his death

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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.

Another young life wasted, and for what! As a Londoner, I’m sorry to say that London is no longer the great city it used to be. And how can it be when it’s become so dangerous! So what is it telling us, because I know what it’s telling me, the lunatics are running the asylum and it’s time for change. Our capital city, for all it’s trendy, multiculture and diversity is not working, yet our politicians would have us believe it is, but at what cost? What are the priorities of the ones in charge, the government, the London Mayor, the police, and the local authorities? Gang crime has become a major problem, but nothing is being done to tackle it, and our young people are dying every day, and families are left to grieve. Our government is weak, the London Mayor is too busy passing the buck onto others, the police don’t have the man power, bogged down by political correctness, and the authorities don’t get involved. With such a complete lack of communication, the whole system is broken, thanks to those in charge. Time to drain the swamp!

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