Teen chased and stabbed to death named as London’s grim knife murder toll mounts

London’s latest teenage knife murder victim has been named.

Police say 18-year-old McCaulay Junior Urugbezi-Edwards was chased by his assailant and repeatedly stabbed in Elephant and Castle, south east London, on Sunday evening.

The 18-year-old ran through a park behind Inner London Crown Court before he was stabbed by a hooded attacker near the Elephant and Castle in south London.

He was found with stab wounds in Tiverton Street around 9.30pm.

McCaulay was treated by an air ambulance doctor but died nearly an hour and a half later in hospital.

He was the 46th person to be murdered in London this year, the 29th fatal stabbing. McCaulay was also the ninth teenager murdered, all of whom have been fatally stabbed.

Detectives are appealing for information about the stabbing in Tiverton Street at around 9.30pm on Sunday.

Detective Chief Inspector Richard Leonard, who is leading the murder inquiry, said: “While there has been no arrest at this time, we are following a number of active lines of enquiry based on CCTV, forensic analysis and local engagement, and my team still needs to hear from anyone who has information concerning this incident.

“McCaulay was chased from Newington Gardens, which is known as Gaol Park, into Tiverton Street where he was attacked and found shortly after by paramedics.

“Did you see the chase or the attack? Please call and share what you know with my team straight away.”

Tiverton Street (c) Google

In a Bank Holiday weekend of mayhem, a man was also deliberately run over and killed in East London on Sunday night, and on Saturday night there was a triple shooting in nearby Leyton.

A total of 26 teenagers were murdered in London in 2017, the most since 2008, 20 of whom were fatally stabbed. Last year 24 teenagers were killed in the capital, 18 of them knifed to death.

The grim roll of teenagers murdered in London in 2019:


January 8th: Jaden Moodie, 14, stabbed to death after being knocked off a moped in Leyton, east London


January 29th: Nedim Bilgin, 17, repeatedly stabbed in Islington, north London


February 5th: Lejean Richards, 19, stabbed to death in Battersea, south London


February 23rd: Kamali Gabbidon-Lynck, 19, died in hospital hours after being chased into a hairdressing salon in Wood Green, north London, where he was shot and stabbed


March 1st: Sixth form student Jodie Chesney, 17, stabbed to death in park in Harold Hill, east London


March 7th: Ayub Hassan, 17, fatally stabbed in the chest in the middle of the afternoon near West Kensington tube station in west London


March 22nd: Abdirashid Mohamoud, 17, stabbed in Isleworth, west London


May 1st: Tashaun Aird, 15, stabbed to death in Dalston, east London


May 5th: McCaulay Junior Urugbezi-Edwards, , 18, chased and stabbed by hooded lone knifeman in Elephant and Castle, suth east London

Teen chased through streets and stabbed to death in violent Bank Holiday weekend of mayhem in London

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