POLICE have launched a murder investigation after a 14-year-old boy was stabbed to death.

Officers were called at 6.41pm yesterday to reports of a fight in Croydon, South London.

The SunPolice officers were called to London Road, West Croydon, at 6.41pm yesterday '/ '

Officers were scrambled to the stabbing close to West Croydon Railway Station,, but no suspects or victims were found.

The teenage victim brought himself to hospital with stab wounds around 7pm.

Doctors battled to save him, but he died a short time later, the Metropolitan Police said.

A police investigation is ongoing and the boy's next of kin have been informed.

Officers said a post mortem will be carried out in due course.

Superintendent Andy Brittain, from the South Area Command Unit which covers Croydon, said: “This is a tragic loss of another young life to knife crime. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

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“We have worked throughout the night with our colleagues from Specialist Crime to establish what happened yesterday evening, and this investigation remains ongoing.

“I would urge anyone who has information regarding a fight that was seen close to West Croydon Railway Station at about 6.45pm to please come forward and speak with us.

...We need to identify who was there and what led to a 14-year-old boy being killed....

Local residents were told to expect extra officers in the area and a crime scene is still in place.


Earlier this month, officers warned that London could see a record number of teenage killings this year.

Commander Alex Murray, the Met's lead on violent crime, urged young people to ...put the knives down, get rid of them - just get rid of them....

He added: ...We’ve had some tragic murders here, Camron Smith, Demarie Roye, Tai Jordan O’Donnell – three young people who have recently been murdered in Croydon, and it makes us want to work together, get to know each other and also to build trust with each other.

...We can all make a difference....

As of November 5, the Metropolitan Police said there had been more than 26 teenage homicides in the capital in 2021.

The shocking number is close to the record figure of 29 registered in 2008.

The SunCops were called to the scene close to West Croydon Station '/ '