Tragic teenage boy, 16, dies after altercation with two men on a moped

A teenage boy has died after a stabbing following an "altercation with two men on a moped".

Emergency services attended the scene in Thornton Heath, South London, at 3pm on Saturday afternoon, and found the 16-year-old victim suffering from stab wounds.

Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, he died on Sunday, a police spokesperson confirmed today, My London reports.

An investigation has been launched into the murder, but there have been no arrests made and the victim's next of kin have been informed.

A witness saw 30 officers setting up a crime scene in the area, and Tweeted: "What happened in Thornton Heath?

"Bensham Manor Road blocked off with police tape at both ends with Swain Road blocked off. Seen about 30 officers at the top of Swain Road."

Officers have established the boy was likely attacked "a short time earlier in Bensham Manor Road near the junction with Swain Road".

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 3pm on Friday afternoon.”

Anyone with information is advised to call police on 101, ref 4198/09jul or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.

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