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Teenager stabbed to death in Camberwell

A 15-year-old boy has been stabbed to death in south London.

Police found Temidayo Ogunneye at the rear of Calais Gate, Cormont Road, Camberwell on Wednesday.

He is understood to have been attacked in the street just after 1600 BST. He was taken to hospital with stab wounds to his body but died at 2230 BST.

Police, who arrested three teenage boys shortly after the incident, believe the boy was attacked following a fight between a group of youths.

The teenager, from Peckham, south London, is believed to have been attacked behind a block of flats.

'Horrible state'

Local resident Nimo Jama, 38, said she heard a scream as her niece watched from her bedroom window as Temidayo was stabbed in broad daylight.

She said a group of teenage boys and four or five girls had gathered before the youngster was left "in a horrible state".

"He wasn't moving or blinking, his eyes were just wide open and he was barely breathing," Ms Jama said.

She said the victim's friend used a scarf to stop the blood and was screaming his name.

"There was blood everywhere. It was terrifying," she added.

Another woman, who did not wish to be named, said a fight had broken out between two sets of rival gangs and the teacher from a nearby school stepped in to stop the fight escalating.

Det Ch Insp John McFarlane said: "At this early stage in the investigation we believe that just after 1600 hours, there was an altercation at the rear of Calais Gate, Cormont Road, involving a number of youths which resulted in the victim being stabbed.

"I am appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the altercation or seen youths acting suspiciously in the area in and around Cormont Road to contact the incident room."

The boy is the fifth teenager to be fatally stabbed in London this year.

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