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Teenager stabbed to death near Elephant & Castle

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Police have launched a murder investigation after an 18-year-old man was stabbed to death in Tiverton Street near the Elephant & Castle on Sunday evening.

Teenager stabbed to death near Elephant & Castle
Police cordoned off an area outside Telford House - part of the Rockingham Estate - on Tiverton Street
Teenager stabbed to death near Elephant & Castle
Forensic examiners were at work at the junction of Tiverton Street and Avonmouth Street on Bank Holiday Monday morning

Police were called by the London Ambulance Service on Sunday 5 May at around 9.30pm to reports of a stabbing on Tiverton Street SE1.

Officers attended along with London's Air Ambulance and found a man, aged 18, suffering from stab injuries.

He was taken to a south London hospital where he died shortly before 11pm.

His next of kin have been informed.

"We need those who have information about the culprit(s) for this murder to get in touch with police immediately," said DCI Richard Leonard who is leading the investigation.

"The victim was seen being chased by another male wearing a grey or blue hoodie 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."

DCI Leonard's team are reviewing local CCTV footage, making house to house calls and carrying out forensic analysis at the scene.

On Bank Holiday Monday morning the police cordon remained in place where Tiverton Street meets Avonmouth Street, outside Telford House on the Rockingham Estate.

Anyone with information is requested to call the police incident room on 020 8721 4622. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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