Boy, 16, is stabbed to death on London street: Police launch manhunt for attacker after being called to ‘fight’ in Lewisham
- Police were called to a venue in Angus Street, Lewisham, at 4.06pm today
- Officers rushed to the scene with London Ambulance Service paramedics
- Teenager was found with stab wounds and was pronounced dead shortly after
A 16-year-old boy has been stabbed to death on a London street – as police launch a manhunt for the attacker after being called to a ‘fight’ in Lewisham.
Police were called to a venue in Angus Street, south east London, at around 4.06pm on Wednesday following reports of an ongoing fight.
Officers attended the scene with London Ambulance Service paramedics and an air ambulance, where the teenager was found with ‘stab injuries’.
Despite the efforts of paramedics, he was pronounced dead a short time later.
A statement from the Metropolitan Police said: ‘His family are aware. At this very early stage there have been no arrests.
‘A crime scene is in place and urgent enquiries are ongoing.’
Forensic officers inside the cordon in Angus Street, Lewisham, following the fatal stabbing on Wednesday
Police officers around a cordon erected at Fordham Park in New Cross, south-east London, near the scene in Angus Street
A forensic officer pictured inside the cordon. Police are currently appealing for witnesses following the stabbing today
A large cordon has been erected around Fordham Park, while police have also been granted additional stop and search powers for the entire borough of Lewisham
Following the stabbing, Section 60 Order granting police additional stop and search powers has been authorised for the entirety of the borough of Lewisham.
Police are also urging witnesses or anyone with information to get in touch using the reference CAD 4776/13Apr.
It comes after a record number of teenagers suffered violent deaths in London last year, with 30 homicides recorded by the Metropolitan Police, passing a previous peak of 29 in 2008.
The Met says it is the fourth teenage homicide to take place in London so far this year.