A second teenager has been knifed to death in London in just three days.
The 18-year-old victim was fatally stabbed in Lee, south east London, just three miles from where Aron Warren, also 18, was murdered in Greenwich on Saturday night.
Police were called to Alwold Crescent in Lee just before 10pm last night (TUES) to reports of “armed youths” in the street.
A shirt while later two youths, both believed to be 18, turned up at a south London hospital with “serious” stab injuries.
One died in hospital, the other has since been discharged.
The victim, who has not been named, was the 24th teenager to be murdered in the capital this year, and the 26th in the last 12 months.
Five people have been arrested in connection with the latest murder. They remain in police custody.
Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information.
A Scotland Yard spokeswoman said: “Police were called at 9.51pm to Alwold Crescent, Lee, following reports of armed youths in the street.
“Officers attended. A short while later two males, both believed to be aged 18, attended a south London hospital with serious stab injuries.
“The first male died in hospital. His next of kin have been informed. A post-mortem will be held in due course. Formal identification awaits.
“The second male was treated in hospital but has since been discharged.
“Five people have been arrested by police in connection with this murder. All have been taken to south London police stations for questioning.”
She added: “Crime scenes remain in place.
“Officers from the Homicide and Major Crime Command and police in Greenwich continue to deal.
“Anyone with information concerning this fatal attack is asked to call police.”
Aron Warren, 18, was found with fatal wounds at a flat in Greenwich, south east London, last Saturday night following reports of a stabbing. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Detective Chief Inspector Larry Smith, of the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: “While we continue to work to piece together the events that led to Aron’s murder, I would appeal to anyone who was in the vicinity of Topham House in Prior Street from around 9:15pm on Saturday to contact police.
“We believe Aron was attacked inside the flat where he was residing in Topham House so I am particularly keen to speak to anyone who let someone into the building prior to the murder or who saw anyone fleeing the scene.”
A 17-year-old lad arrested in connection with Aron’s murder has since been released, and police say he will face no further action.
A total of 26 teenagers were murdered in London last year, the most since 2008, 20 of whom were fatally stabbed.
The grim roll of teenagers murdered in London in 2018:
February 3rd: Hasan Ozkan, 19, repeatedly stabbed in Barking, east London
February 11th: Italian national Sabri Chibani, 19, stabbed to death in Streatham, south London, weeks after moving to the capital to build himself a “great future”
February 14th: Promise Nkenda, 17, from the Newham area, repeatedly stabbed in the chest in Canning Town, east London
February 18th: Lewis Blackman, 19, known as Dotz, stabbed to death outside Freddie Mercury’s old house in Kensington, west London, following a party
February 20: Abdikarim Hassan, 17, a business student at Westminster College, knifed to death on the Peckwater Estate in Kentish Town, north London, just 200 yards from a makeshift shrine in memory of Lewis Blackman who also lived there
March 8th: Privately educated Kelvin Odunuyi, 19, a rapper who performed under the name DipDat and was also known as Lampz, shot dead by thugs on a moped as he stood with pals outside a cinema in Wood Green, north London
March 15th: Lyndon Davis, 18, died hours after being stabbed in Chadwell Heath, east London
April 2nd: Tanesha Melbourne, 17, shot dead in a drive-by shooting in Tottenham, north London, on Easter Monday
April 3rd: Amaan Shakoor, 16, died in hospital the day after being shot in the face near his home in Walthamstow, east London
April 4th: Israel Ogunsola, 18, fatally stabbed in Hackney
April 15th: Natasha Hill, 18, found with fatal head injuries at an address in Abbey Wood, south east London. A 32-year-old man arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder has been re-bailed to a date in mid-October.
April 16th: University student Sami Sidhom, 18, fatally stabbed near his family home in Forest Gate an hour after returning from watching his beloved West Ham United play
May 5th: Rhyhiem Barton, 17, shot dead in broad daylight near his family’s flat in Kennington
June 23rd: schoolboy Jordan Douherty, 15, from Chafford Hundred, Essex, stabbed to death after a birthday party in Romford
July 12th: Katerina Makunova, 17, stabbed to death in a block of flats in Camberwell
July 26th: Latwaan Griffiths, 18, from Southwark, died hours after being found with knife wounds in Camberwell
August 27th: Abdi Ali, 18, reported missing on New Year’s Eve found stabbed and beaten around head in loft of a house in Enfield. He was last seen at home by his family on December 11th, 2017, following a wedding
September 22nd: Guled Farah, 19 of Newham, shot dead in Walthamstow
October 22nd: Ethan Nedd-Bruce, 18, ambushed by three thugs on mopeds and stabbed in the back on the Flamsteed Estate in Greenwich
November 1st: Jay Hughes, also known as Jai Sewell, 15, fatally stabbed in Bellingham
November 2nd: College student Malcolm Mide-Madariola, 17, fatally stabbed outside Clapham South tube station
November 5th: John Ogunjobi, 16, stabbed to death in Tulse Hill
December 8th: Aron Warren, 18, stabbed to death at the flat where he was living in Greenwich
December 11th: Man, 18, stabbed to death in Lee
By Stephen Beech