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Investigation launched after 18-year-old dies following Southwark stabbing

News   •   Jun 30, 2019 14:40 BST

Police are investigating after an 18-year-old man died from his injuries after being stabbed in Southwark.

In the early hours of Sunday, 30 June, a male self-presented at a south London hospital suffering from stab injuries.

Around the same time, police were called at 0451hrs on Sunday, 30 June to reports of a fight at Sutherland Walk, SE17.

When police attended no victim could be found. The victim from the Sutherland Walk incident is believed to the male who self-presented at hospital.

The victim, aged 18, was treated for serious injuries but was sadly pronounced dead at 0723hrs.

Enquiries are underway to notify next of kin.

A post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.

Three males, [A] 22, [B] 18 and [C] 22, were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. They were taken to separate custody facilities where they remain at this time.

Officers from Southwark remain on scene.

An investigation has opened up by the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command, led by Detective Chief Inspector Neil John.

He said: "A number of arrests have been made but we urge anyone who witnessed the incident to contact us immediately to tell us what they know. An 18-year-old has lost his life in violent circumstances and we are working hard to establish exactly what happened."

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 0208 358 0100. Alternatively call police on 101 quoting 2065/30JUN, Tweet @MetCC or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Bearing down on violent crime on the streets of London continues to be a top priority for the Met. Teams across the city are working tirelessly - day and night – to identify and pursue offenders, help bring perpetrators to justice, take weapons off the street, support victims, engage and reassure the public, and keep our communities safe.

However, the police cannot solve this problem alone. The police, our partners and the public must work together to deal with knife crime and prevent further lives being lost. Communities have a vital role to play in tackling violent crime.

We want to hear from anyone who may have information about people who may carry knives or firearms, or who are involved in organised drug crime and violence. This information could save lives in the future. If you aren’t comfortable speaking directly to the police, please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers. They do not ask your name or trace your call.

If there are any young people who either have information about violence or knife crime, they can visit www.fearless.org where they can pass on information anonymously. Fearless is part of the Crimestoppers charity, and is also independent of the police.

If you need help or information to support someone you suspect is involved in knife crime, or you want to assistance yourself, then you can visit www.knifefree.co.uk or LondonNeedsYouAlive.