Police probing fatal stabbing of London teenage college student arrest 17-year-old suspect

Murder Squad cops probing the fatal stabbing of a teenage college student outside a south London tube station have arrested a 17-year-old.

Police say the suspect was held earlier today (MON) on suspicion of the murder of 17-year-old Malcolm Mide-Madariola near Clapham South station on Friday.

He remains in custody at a south London police station.

Detective Chief Inspector John Massey, of the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: “While we have made an arrest and this investigation continues to move at pace I would reiterate my appeal for information.

“The stabbing in Balham Hill followed an altercation a few minutes earlier involving two small groups of young males near to Clapham South Underground station.

“However I don’t believe anyone involved had travelled on the tube.

“There were a large number of people present when emergency services arrived at the scene, and although many have come forward, I want to ensure that we have spoken to all potential witnesses.

“If you were in the area and saw anything suspicious – in particular if you saw an altercation or anything suspicious on Friday afternoon near to Clapham South station – then please call the incident room.”

Malcolm, who lived in Peckham, south east London, and was a student at a college in Clapham, wasone of four peeople stabbed to death in just five days in London.

A post-mortem was due to be held today at St George’s Hospital Mortuary in Tooting.


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