Murder probe launched after teenager stabbed to death near house party


A murder investigation is under way after a teenager was stabbed to death near a house party in south London.

The youth, who is believed to have been aged 16, was found with a number of stab wounds to his upper body when police were called to a disturbance in Colegrove Road, Peckham, at 7.19pm on Friday.

Despite efforts to save him by paramedics from the London Ambulance Service and London Air Ambulance he died at the scene a short while later.

Police sealed off the area where a number of weapons were later found.

The teenager has not been formally identified, although police said they have notified his next-of-kin. A post-mortem will be carried out in due course.

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police's Homicide and Major Crime Command said a large house party was happening in the time in the area and have appealed for witnesses. So far no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.