A teenager has been fatally stabbed in south London.
Police were called shortly before 19:00hrs on Sunday, 29 October, to reports of a seriously injured male in North End, Croydon.
Officers attended the location and found a male – believed to be aged 17 years – suffering serious stab injuries. Officers administered first aid prior to the arrival of London Ambulance Service, but the male was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police believe they know the identity of the deceased, and enquiries are underway to locate next of kin. Formal identification and a post-mortem examination will be arranged in due course.
A murder investigation has commenced, led by officers from the Homicide and Major Crime Command working alongside colleagues from Croydon at the scene. Cordons remain in place.
Anyone with information that may assist the investigation should call police on 101 or by tweeting @MetCC.
To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.
There has been no arrest at this early stage.