The teenage boy stabbed to death outside Clapham South tube station on Friday has been named by police as Malcolm Mide-Madariola, from Peckham.
According to the Met, the seventeen-year-old was a student at a Clapham college. He was stabbed on Balham Hill, outside the underground station, on Friday afternoon, with police called to the scene at 4.35pm.
Officers and paramedics tried to save him but tragically he died shortly after arriving in hospital. A post-mortem examination will be held to determine the exact cause of death, and the Met’s homicide and major crime command have now launched a murder investigation, led by Detective Chief Inspector John Massey.
DCI Massey said: “We are confident that our investigation will lead us to the person or people responsible, but we do need to speak with more witnesses and I am appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
“The stabbing in Balham Hill followed an altercation a few minutes earlier involving two small groups of young males near to Clapham South underground station.
“However I don’t believe anyone involved had travelled on the tube.
“There were a large number of people present when emergency services arrived at the scene, and although many have come forward, I want to ensure that we have spoken to all potential witnesses.
“If you were in the area and saw anything suspicious – in particular if you saw an altercation or anything suspicious on Friday afternoon near to Clapham South station – then please call the incident room.”
As yet, there have been no arrests.
Witnesses or anyone with information can also speak to Crimestoppers, completely anonymously.
Crimestoppers is an independent charity – and separate from the police – which will pass information you give to detectives anonymously.
You can contact the major incident room on 020 8721 4868 quoting CAD/5291/02 Nov.
To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.