Detectives continue to appeal for witnesses and information as they name the teenage boy who was fatally stabbed at Clapham South Underground Station on Friday, shortly after the end of lessons.
Police were called at around 4.35pm to reports of a stabbing in Balham Hill, outside the busy station, which was thronged with commuters.
Officers and paramedics found a 17-year-old male suffering from a stab wound. They gave the boy emergency first aid before he was taken to a South London hospital, where sadly he died a short time later.
Next of kin have been informed and the victim has been identified as Malcolm Mide-Madariola, 17, of Peckham. Malcolm was a student at a college in Clapham.
A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.
A murder investigation has been launched, led by Detective Chief Inspector John Massey of the Homicide and Major Crime Command.
DCI Massey said: “We are confident that our investigation will lead us to the person or people responsible, but we do need to speak with more witnesses and I am appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
“The stabbing in Balham Hill followed an altercation a few minutes earlier involving two small groups of young males near to Clapham South Underground station. However I don’t believe anyone involved had travelled on the tube.
“There were a large number of people present when emergency services arrived at the scene, and although many have come forward, I want to ensure that we have spoken to all potential witnesses.
“If you were in the area and saw anything suspicious – in particular if you saw an altercation or anything suspicious on Friday afternoon near to Clapham South station – then please call the incident room.”
Any witnesses or anyone with information should contact the Major Incident Room on 020 8721 4868 quoting CAD 5291/02 Nov. To remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
No arrests have been made at this stage and urgent enquiries are ongoing.