A teenager stabbed in Thorton Heath, Croydon on Friday afternoon has died, the police said.
The 16-year-old died on Sunday, two days he was rushed to the hospital in a private vehicle by a member of the public.
The incident happened around 15:00hrs on Friday, 9, July.
The police received a call from a South London hospital and found a male suffering from stab injuries.
The police gathered that the boy was stabbed a short time earlier in Bensham Manor Road near the junction with Swain Road, Thornton Heath.
His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.
Homicide detectives have now launched an investigation into the murder.
Met’s Specialist Crime Command have also been informed.
A post mortem will be carried out in due course.
No arrests have been made.
Acting Detective Sergeant Helen Ayling said: “My thoughts and prayers are with the victim and his family.
“We believe the victim had been involved in an altercation in Bensham Manor Road with two males riding a moped. We are appealing for anyone who may have knowledge of this incident or who may have seen the moped or suspects concerned to come forward.
“We also need to hear from anyone who may have dashcam or security camera footage from in and around Bensham Manor Road at around 3 pm on Friday.”
Police are appealing to anyone who may assist the investigation to call 101, ref 4196/09jul or contact anonymously via Crimestoppers.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.