Detectives launch murder probe after two boys, 16, are stabbed to death in Greenwich – in the latest wave of bloodshed to hit the streets of London
- Police were called at around 17:10hrs to reports of people injured in Greenwhich
- The MET found two boys, 16, with stab wounds a mile apart from one another
- Paramedics arrived but both of the young men were declared dead at the scene
- A double-murder investigation is underway to connect the two stabbings
A double-murder investigation is underway after police found two boys with stab wounds a mile apart in Greenwhich on Saturday night.
Police were called at around 17:10hrs to reports of people injured in Sewell Road, Abbey Wood and Titmuss Avenue, Thamesmead.
Officers attended with the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance, finding two males with stab wounds at each location.
At each location, they found a 16-year-old male with stab wounds.
Police were called at around 17:10hrs to reports of people injured in Sewell Road, Abbey Wood and Titmuss Avenue, Thamesmead, to find two 16-year-old males with stab wounds. They were both declared dead later that evening
Officers are seeking witnesses to urgently establish any link between the two deaths, which happened within a mile apart from one another. Officers are pictured at the scene
‘Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, both males were later pronounced dead this evening,’ said MET police.
‘Crime scenes are in place at both locations and an investigation into the deaths of both males is under way.’
Their next of kin will be provided with support from specialist officers, the police added.
Officers are seeking witnesses to urgently establish any link between the two deaths.
A Section 60 order, providing officers with additional search powers, is in place until 08:00hrs on Sunday, 27 November.
Anyone with information should call 101, giving the reference 4943/26NOV.
Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Further information as to the nature of the two attacks or how they were linked was not immediately available.
A Section 60 order, providing officers with additional search powers, is in place until 08:00hrs on Sunday, 27 November
It is the latest in a wave of vicious attacks to have erupted on the streets of the capital, after a teenage boy was brutally stabbed on a busy Victoria Line train in Stockwell station in Lambeth.
This month, three people were stabbed on November 4 in Colindale, North London.
The trio, two in their 20s and one in his 30s, were taken to hospital for treatment to stab injuries. Their condition has been assessed as non life-threatening.
The news also comes after a 32-year-old man was stabbed to death near Waterloo Station in late October.
Two Metropolitan Police officers were stabbed by a knifeman in the West End the month before.
Approximately 10,366 knife crime offenses have been recorded this year starting in January 2022, according to police statistics, compared with 9,050 over the same period in 2021.
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