Murder investigation launched as teenager stabbed in London

A murder investigation has been launched after a 15-year-old boy was stabbed to death in Ashburton Park in Croydon. Police officers arrived at the scene shortly after 7pm on Thursday. Despite administering first aid to the boy, he was pronounced dead at 7.36pm. A total of 30 teenage homicides have occurred in London so far in 2021. This surpasses both the 27 killings seen in 2017, and the previous peak of 29 teenage homicides in the capital in 2008.

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