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Teenager stabbed to death in south-east London park

Michael Jonas Image copyright Jonas family
Image caption Michael Jonas was found with multiple stab wounds in Betts Park, Anerley

A 17-year-old has been stabbed to death in a park in south-east London.

Michael Jonas was found with multiple wounds in Betts Park, Anerley, on Thursday at about 19:30 GMT.

Paramedics and London's Air Ambulance were called but the teenager died at the scene. His next of kin have been informed.

Scotland Yard said no arrests have been made and have appealed for witnesses to contact them.

Image caption The 17 year old is the 16th teenager to be stabbed to death in the capital this year

The teenager's father, who is also called Michael, said his son had wanted to be a mechanical engineer.

"This is a real nightmare... Michael wasn't a bad boy," Mr Jonas said.

Image caption Scotland Yard said no arrests have been made

The 17 year old is the 16th teenager to be stabbed to death in the capital this year.

On Sunday evening another 17-year-old was killed outside the Whitgift Shopping Centre in Croydon.

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