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06th Nov 2018

Fifth London murder in less than a week is 119th this year

A 16 -year-old boy was found stabbed to death in Tulse Hill on Monday night

Oli Dugmore

A 16 -year-old boy was found stabbed to death in Tulse Hill on Monday night

A teenager stabbed to death in south London on Monday night is the fifth person to be killed in the capital in less than a week.

Police were called to reports of shooting in Tulse Hill at 10.53pm on Monday November 5. They, and paramedics, found the 16-year-old unconscious in the street. He was pronounced dead at 11.41pm and his next of kin have been informed.

At this stage police believe his injuries to be stab wounds rather than from gunshots.

The Met Police have opened a murder investigation but no arrests have been made.

Between Wednesday October 31 and Sunday November 5 four men were stabbed to death on the streets of London – the youngest of them was just 15 years old.

On Sunday November 4 at 12.30pm a 22-year-old man was stabbed to death in Anerley. Paramedics and an air ambulance tried to save his life but he was pronounced dead at the scene at 1pm.

Two men, aged 19 and 21, have been arrested and enquiries are ongoing.

On Friday November 2 17-year-old Malcolm Mide-Madariola was stabbed to death outside Clapham South underground station. He is the 21st teenager murdered in London this year, after 15-year-old Jay Hughes was killed near a Bellingham Morley’s on Thursday.

The day before Rocky Djelal, 38, was stabbed to death at Southwark Park.

There have now been 119 murders in the capital in 2018.

The Mayor of London is taking a public health approach, successful in Glasgow, to the violent crime epidemic.

Speaking on the Today show on Monday, Sadiq Khan said: “It’ll take some time. The reason I know it’ll take some time is because of the lessons we’ve learned from places like Glasgow in Scotland, where it took them some time to turn this thing around.

“According to Glasgow – and we’ve got the violence reduction unit in Glasgow helping us – to really make significant progress can take up to 10 years, and a generation.”

Any witnesses to Monday’s incident or anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting CAD 8349/05 Nov. To remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111