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Appeal in murder of 15-year-old boy in Croydon

News   •   Aug 09, 2017 17:22 BST

Detectives investigating the murder of a 15-year-old boy in Croydon are appealing for information.

A murder investigation was launched after police were called to Georgia Road, near the junction with Green Lane, Thornton Heath at 2300hrs on Tuesday, 8 August.

Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended and found the victim, a 15-year-old boy, suffering from stab injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene shortly before midnight.

Officers believe they know the identity of the victim and next of kin have been informed. We await formal identification and a post-mortem examination will be arranged in due course.

There have been no arrests at this early stage.

Detective Chief Inspector Tony Lynes leading the investigation said: “I am keen to hear from anyone who has information concerning the series of events that led up to this murder.

“We know that there were a number of people in the area and I appeal to them to come forward and speak with police about what they may have seen.

“At this early stage we retain an open mind as to motive and even if a piece of information seems insignificant, it may provide a vital piece of the puzzle for our investigation.”

Anyone with information that may assist the investigation should call the Homicide and Major Crime Command incident room on 0208 721 4868 on via 101. To give information anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit