Murder Squad cops are hunting the killers of an 18-year-old lad fatally stabbed in broad daylight.
Police say the victim was on the back of a moped before being dumped by a pal and left to die near King’s College Hospital in Camberwell, south east London.
The teenager was taken to the hospital after being found just before 7pm.
But he was pronounced dead in the early hours of this morning (THURS), triggering what is understood to be the 90th murder inquiry launched in the capital this year.
The victim, who has not been named, is the EIGHTEENTH teenager to be murder in London since Christmas, 13 of whom have been fatally stabbed.
Police, who believe the victim had been stabbed elsewhere before being dumped, are appealing for information and witnesses to come forward. There have been no arrests.
Detective Chief Inspector Simon Harding, of the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command who is leading the murder hunt, said: “This is a tragic incident which has resulted in yet another young person being fatally stabbed in London.
“We are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
“We need to trace the moped and also the person who brought the victim to the scene.
“it’s important we establish where the victim initially received his injuries. Anyone who saw the moped make off from the scene we equally need to hear from them.”
DCI Harding said that initial inquires have established that the victim was on a moped with someone else who left him at the scene and drove off.
He added: “Members of the public immediately came to the victim’s aid, administering First Aid prior to the arrival of the emergency services.”
The grim roll of teenagers murdered in London in 2018:
January 10th: Oluwadamilola Odeyingbo, 18, died in hospital hours after being found critically injured in a garden in Chislehurst, south east London, following reports of a fight
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 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: Youth, 18, died in hospital hours after being found with stab wounds in Camberwell, south east London
A record number of 29 teenagers were murdered in London in 2008, topping the previous worst toll of 27 in 2007. There was a steep decline to 15 teenage murders in the capital in 2009.
A total of 19 teenagers were unlawfully killed in London in 2010, while 15 teenagers were murdered in the capital in 2011. Eight teenagers were murdered in London in 2012, but the figure rose to 12 in 2013, before falling to 11 in 2014.
The death toll rose again in 2015 to 19, 15 of whom were fatally stabbed. Twelve teenagers were murdered in London in 2017, all of whom were fatally stabbed.
A total of 26 teenagers were murdered in London last year, the most since 2008, 20 of whom were fatally stabbed.
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