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Detectives investigating fatal stabbing of teenager in Greenwich

News   •   Mar 15, 2020 21:07 GMT

Detectives are investigating following a fatal stabbing in Greenwich.

Police were called at 15:28hrs today to Academy Road, junction with Shooters Hill, Woolwich, to reports of a man with stab injuries.

Officers attended with the London Ambulance Service and found the victim, believed to be aged 18, in the Woolwich Common area.

Despite the efforts of passers-by, police and paramedics, the man died at the scene.

Police believe they know the identity of the deceased and have informed next of kin.

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

The Specialist Crime Command have been informed and urgent enquiries are underway to establish what happened.

A crime scene and road closures are in place.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has information, video or images that could assist police, are asked to call 101 ref CAD 4426/15 March.

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Reducing violent crime on the streets of London continues to be the Met’s top priority. We are working tirelessly - day and night – to take weapons off the street, engage and reassure the public, and keep our communities safe.

The public also play a huge role. We need to hear from anyone who has information about a crime, or about someone they suspect to be carrying a weapon.

If you don’t want to speak to the police, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They are a totally independent charity and you remain 100 per cent anonymous, they never ask your name and they cannot trace your call, your IP address or device you use. Alternatively, visit their website https://crimestoppers-uk.org/.

Advice and support is also available through organisations including Knife Free: https://www.knifefree.co.uk/get-help-support/ and www.met.police.uk/stopknifecrime