Man arrested on suspicion of murder of teenage girl in Camberwell

Katherine Johnston (13 July, 2018)

A 21-year-old man is being questioned by police after a seventeen-year-old girl was fatally stabbed in Brisbane Street


A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a seventeen-year-old girl was fatally stabbed in Camberwell yesterday.

Police say they were called to Brisbane Street to reports of a stabbing at 12.16pm on Thursday, July 12.

Paramedics and an air ambulance attended, but sadly a seventeen-year-old girl was pronounced dead at the scene at 1.02pm.

Although she has not been formally identified, her next of kin have been informed and a post-mortem is due to be held.

Officers say they believe the suspect and victim knew each other, and a weapon has been recovered.

The Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command (HMCC) are investigating along with officers from Southwark.

Acting DCI Domenica Catino, from the HMCC, said: “A young woman has been fatally attacked and a 21-year-old man arrested at the scene.

“The suspect continues to be questioned by detectives and detailed enquiries including forensic analysis continues.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting CAD 3429/12JUL or Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111.

You can also visit or tweet information to @MetCC.


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