Boy, 15, stabbed to death in South East London as 15-year-old suspect arrested over brutal murder

A 15-YEAR-OLD boy has been stabbed to death outside a busy train station in South East London.

Cops have arrested another 15-year old after the fatal knife attack outside Woolwich Arsenal station, Greenwich yesterday evening.

A teenage boy has been stabbed to death in LondonCredit: UkNewsinPictures

A 15-year-old has been arrested

A 15-year-old has been arrestedCredit: UkNewsinPictures

A forensics tent has been set up by cops at the scene

A forensics tent has been set up by cops at the sceneCredit: UkNewsinPictures

Officers rushed to the scene shortly before 5.30pm but despite best efforts, he was pronounced dead at the scene at 18:08hrs.

A short time later police were called to a south London hospital after another 15-year-old boy self-presented with a stab wound

His injury is not believed to be life-threatening – and he has now been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Footage of the scene on social media showed a huge crowd of horrified onlookers watching on as ambulance crews and police dealt with the incident.

A nearby Tesco store was reportedly evacuated as cops hunted for the suspect.

The teen was killed near Woolwich Arsenal train station

The teen was killed near Woolwich Arsenal train stationCredit: UkNewsinPictures

Police at the scene in South East London

Police at the scene in South East LondonCredit: UkNewsinPictures

Detective Chief Inspector Perry Benton, of the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said: “We know that there were a lot of people around at the time who may have witnessed the events leading up to this incident.

“I’m sure people will have mobile phone footage from the scene and, if they believe it could assist our investigation, I would urge them to pass it on to us.

“One arrest has been made, but our enquiries are still at an early stage so I would ask anyone who knows anything about the motive for this attack, or who was responsible, to contact us immediately.”

And Superintendent Petra Lazar, of South East BCU, added: “It is shocking and extremely saddening that a teenage boy has lost his life as the result of knife crime.

“My thoughts at this time are with the family of the boy who has died.

“This incident will understandably cause worry and concern to local residents and I would like to reassure them my officers are supporting the murder detectives in every way we can. Increased patrols will be carried out in the area over the next few days.”

Police have taped off the area

Police have taped off the areaCredit: UkNewsinPictures

Police are appealing for more information

Police are appealing for more informationCredit: UkNewsinPictures

Greenwich has reportedly recorded the most fatal stabbings out of all London boroughs so far this year.

It comes just days after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death by a killer who reportedly knocked on his front door.

Police were called to an estate in Croydon, South London at around 12.46am on July 1 following reports of a “disturbance”.

The attacker is believed to have arrived at the boy’s home on Bracken Avenue before fatally knifing him on the doorstep, the Evening Standard reports.

Paramedics battled to save the teen but he was declared dead at the scene less than an hour later.

Police confirmed murder cops are investigating.

The boy became the 19th teenager to be killed in London so far this year, with 17 of the victims stabbed to death.

More teens have been killed in the capital in the first six months of this year than in the whole of 2020.

Any witnesses to Monday’s incident are asked to call police via 101 quoting reference Cad 5748/05Jul. To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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