New Cross murder probe after teen stabbed to death

Camplin Street
Image caption The victim was found in Camplin Street

A murder investigation has been launched after a 17-year-old boy was stabbed to death in south-east London.

Officers were called to reports of an altercation between a number of youths in New Cross, Lewisham, at about 19:40 BST on Sunday.

The victim, found in Camplin Street, was taken to hospital but later died.

Two male youths - aged 15 and 16 - are currently being held in custody at a south London police station.

Both were arrested close to the scene.

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Image caption Police were called to an altercation in New Cross Road, Lewisham

Det Ch Insp Rebecca Reeves of the Metropolitan Police said: "It was still daylight when the altercation began and we believe there could have been many people in the area who may have seen something which could provide valuable information to the investigation.

"I would urge them to contact police as soon as possible."

The victim was initially identified as a 15-year-old boy before his age was amended in a Met Police statement.

His next of kin have been informed and a post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

An incident room has opened at the homicide and major crime command.

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