Two teenagers arrested after killing in Bexley

A 20-year-old man has died after being stabbed in the chest in broad daylight in Bexley.

Two 16-year-old boys have been arrested after the death of the man in Barnehurst Avenue, Bexley, this afternoon.

Officers were called at 2.48pm on Sunday, October 13 following reports of males fighting in the street.

Officers and paramedics found a 20-year-old man suffering from a stab injury to his chest. He was taken to an east London hospital, where he died at 5.27pm despite prolonged efforts by doctors to save him.

His next of kin are aware.

Formal identification awaits. A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder on Monday after he turned himself in at a South London police station.

Another 16-year-old boy was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of attempted murder and taken into custody.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Cranwell said: “A young man has been stabbed to death on a Sunday afternoon in the street, and now his family are left mourning and looking for answers.

“I am asking anyone with information, or who witnessed this fatal stabbing, to call police. In particular, I want to hear from you if you were passing around the time of the stabbing and may have recorded your car journey on a dashcam.

“You can answer the questions that are being asked by a grieving family by calling police and telling us what you know.”

Anyone who has information that could assist police is asked to call 101 ref CAD 4418/13 Oct.

If there are any young people who either have information about violence or knife crime, they can visit fearless.org where they can pass on information anonymously. Fearless is part of the Crimestoppers charity, and is also independent of the police.

If you need help or information to support someone you suspect is involved in knife crime, or you want assistance yourself, then you can visit www.knifefree.co.uk or LondonNeedsYouAlive.

One thought on “Two teenagers arrested after killing in Bexley

  • 14th October 2019 at 12:38 am
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    These knife crimes are getting way out of hand stupid Rudd wanted to ban knives sold in places like Asda was she really that dense not to realise that the cowards who carry knives can get them anywhere then some other bright spark in our despicable government comes up with the daft idea of putting warnings on the boxes from chicken shops when what’s needed is many more police patrolling and a return to full stop and search and then if any fool is found with a knife they ought to get a straight 10 years in prison of course this rotten government won’t do anything constructive simply because they do not care .

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