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UPDATED:A murder investigation has been launched after a 17-year-old was fatally stabbed in Sydenham


Police were called to Hazel Grove, junction with Sydenham Road, at 7.19pm on Saturday, 10 April after reports of a male lying injured on the ground.


Officers attended with medics from the London Ambulance Service and the London Air Ambulance. They found a 17-year-old male who had been stabbed.

Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, he was pronounced dead shortly after 8pm. His next of kin have been informed.


A crime scene is in place and the public can expect to see an increased police presence in the area in the coming hours.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is urged to call 101, providing the reference CAD6072/10APR.


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