Two arrested after boy, 16, fatally stabbed in Croydon

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image captionThe lad was stabbed successful Bensham Manor Road, adjacent the junction with Swain Road, Thornton Heath

Two men person been arrested pursuing the fatal stabbing of a 16-year-old lad successful southbound London.

The Met Police said a 19-year-old antheral was arrested connected Monday connected suspicion of execution aft the onslaught successful Croydon connected Friday.

Officers were called astatine 15:00 BST by unit astatine a southbound London hospital. The lad had been taken determination by members of the public, constabulary added.

The unfortunate died successful infirmary connected Sunday. His adjacent of kin has been informed.

The Met said the lad had been stabbed a abbreviated clip earlier successful Bensham Manor Road adjacent the junction with Swain Road, Thornton Heath.

A 22-year-old antheral was besides arrested astatine the aforesaid code successful Croydon connected suspicion of possession with intent to proviso people A drugs.

'Two riding a moped'

Det Ch Insp Kate Blackburn said: "We are urging anyone with dashcam oregon CCTV footage from successful oregon astir Bensham Manor Road astatine astir 14:45 connected Friday day to get successful interaction with us.

"We judge the unfortunate was stabbed successful Bensham Manor Road pursuing an incidental with 2 radical riding a moped.

"As such, we are besides urging radical to deliberation backmost and see if they whitethorn person seen the moped earlier oregon aft the stabbing oregon person cognition of the incident.

"No substance however insignificant the accusation whitethorn look to you, delight interaction the constabulary arsenic soon arsenic possible.

"I admit the section community's enactment and knowing portion we proceed to behaviour our inquiries. At this signifier of the probe I bash not judge that this execution is linked to immoderate different homicides oregon different convulsive incidents."

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