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South London stabbing 'a vicious attack' say police

Seven teenagers have been detained for killing a 16-year-old schoolboy who was stabbed to death in a south-east London park.

Nicholas Pearton, of Sydenham, was chased, beaten and stabbed in Home Park Recreation Ground in Sydenham last May.

Detective Inspector Rick Murphy said the verdict shows "you don't have to deliver the fatal blow" to face punishment.

  • 04 Aug 2011
  • From the section UK