A murder investigation has been launched after an 18 year old man was stabbed to death in Elephant and Castle on Sunday May 5.
Emergency services were called at around 21:30 to reports of a stabbing on Tiverton Street and found a man suffering from stab injuries.
He was taken to a South London hospital where he died at 22:51.
A post-mortem examination will be held in due course to formally identify the man but his next of kin have been informed.
There have been no arrests at this time though a number of active enquiries are in hand including review of local CCTV footage, house to house calls and forensic analysis at the scene.
DCI Leonard said: “We need those who have information about the culprit(s) for this murder to get in touch with police immediately. The victim was seen being chased by another male wearing a grey or blue hoody from Newington Gardens into Tiverton Street where he was attacked and shortly after found by police and London Air Ambulance. Were you there? Did you see anything? Your information could prove vital to solving this case and I would urge you to get in touch.”
Anyone with information is requested to call the police incident room on 0208 721 4622. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Young people who either have information about violence or knife crime, 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.