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UPDATE: Croydon murder victim named

News   •   Aug 10, 2017 08:35 BST

Detectives investigating the murder of a teenager in Croydon are continuing to appeal for information.

A murder investigation was launched after police were called to Georgia Road, near the junction with Green Lane in Thornton Heath at 23:00hrs 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.

Whilst formal identification has yet to be carried out detectives believe him to be Jermaine Goupall.

A post-mortem examination was carried out on Wednesday, 9 August and gave cause of death as a single stab wound.

His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained family liaison officers.

There have been no arrests at this early stage.

Detective Chief Inspector Tony Lynes, leading the investigation from the Homicide and Major Crime Command, 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 020 8721 4868 on via 101.

To give information anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org