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Seven arrested over boy's stab death in Lewisham party

Seven people have been arrested over the killing of a 16-year-old boy who was stabbed in the chest at a house party in south-east London.

He was found wounded in Launcelot Road, Downham, in Lewisham, at about 04:00 BST on Wednesday and died at the scene about an hour later.

Metropolitan Police officers raided two properties on Wednesday, arresting two men and one woman in Deptford and four other men in Edgware.

Three of them remain in police custody.

The others were bailed pending further inquiries.

'Shouts and screams'

The victim is yet to be formally identified.

A woman who lives close to the scene of the killing but did not want to be named said she heard "shouts and screams".

She said: "It started to get louder and louder and when I got up to look out at about 03:15 I saw all these people running away from the house.

"I went into a bit of shock then about what happened. It's just awful what's happened."

Local resident Tyrone Simpson said: "This was a young kid. It's very sad."

Three males, aged 16 to 18, were arrested close to the scene early on Wednesday but they have since been released with police taking no further action against them.

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