Teenager stabbed to death in street named by police

A 16-year-old boy who was stabbed to death in south London has been named by police investigating his murder.

Detectives believe John Ogunjobi was attacked by a number of suspects in Tulse Hill on Monday night.

The teenager collapsed in the street and died in front of his devastated parents, with one witness describing his mother screaming at the scene.

Police were called to reports of a shooting in Greenleaf Close at 10.53pm. Paramedics tried to save the boy, but he was pronounced dead at 11.41pm.

Police at the scene in Greenleaf Close, Tulse Hill
Police at the scene in Greenleaf Close (Rick Goodman/PA)

A post-mortem examination held on Thursday gave the cause of death as a stab wound, but Scotland Yard is investigating whether a firearm was discharged.

Detective Chief Inspector Richard Vandenbergh said: “I am appealing to anyone who has information that could assist this investigation to come forward and speak to police.

“We believe the victim was attacked by a number of suspects and the altercation would have undoubtedly drawn the attention of those who were in the vicinity.

“Did you see or hear anything? If so, no matter how insignificant you think it may be, please call – your information could prove to be crucial.”

Police are urging anyone who captured footage of pictures on their mobile phones to get in touch.

The Metropolitan Police said there have been no arrests. Extra officers have been deployed in the area.

London homicides in 2018
(PA Graphics)

John was one of five people stabbed to death in London in a bloody week of violence in the capital.

Chief Superintendent Simon Messinger said: “We have seen a spate of fatal stabbings in south London recently with five murders over the course of the last week.

“One murder is one too many with the devastation it causes to families, friends and communities difficult to comprehend.”

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