Detectives launch murder investigation after two boys, 16, stabbed to death in Greenwich – in latest wave of bloodshed to hit London streets
- Police received a report of injuries in Greenwich at around 5:10 p.m
- The MET found two boys, 16, with stab wounds a mile apart
- Paramedics arrived, but both young men were pronounced dead at the scene
- A double homicide investigation is underway to link the two stabbings
A double homicide investigation is underway after police found two boys with stab wounds a mile apart in Greenwich on Saturday night.
Police were called around 5:10pm for reports of injuries in Sewell Road, Abbey Wood and Titmuss Avenue, Thamesmead.
Officers attended the London Ambulance Service and the London Air Ambulance and found two men with stab wounds at each location.
“Despite the efforts of the emergency services, both men were later pronounced dead tonight,” the MET police said.
“Crime scenes are at both locations and an investigation into the deaths of both men is underway.”
Their relatives will be assisted by specialist agents, the police said.
Police were called to reports of injuries in Sewell Road, Abbey Wood and Titmuss Avenue, Thamesmead at around 5:10pm to find two 16-year-old men with stab wounds. Both were pronounced dead later that night
Officers are seeking witnesses to urgently establish a connection between the two deaths, which occurred within a mile of each other. Officers are on site in the photo
Officers are seeking witnesses to urgently establish a connection between the two deaths.
A Section 60 warrant, giving agents additional search powers, is in effect until 8 a.m. Sunday.
Further information on the nature of the two attacks or how they were related was not immediately available.
Anyone who has information about the attacks is requested to call the emergency number 4943/26NOV.
Information can also be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers via 0800 555 111.
Greenwich residents and concerned Londoners took to Facebook after the news broke.
“How heartbreaking is that someone’s baby,” Emma Edmeades said. “We need more cops to patrol the streets and stop frisking EVERYONE & single youth no matter their age!”
Londoner Lindsay Payn said: ‘This is terrible. This world we live in worries me for the safety of my children. My thoughts are with the xx family.’
A Section 60 warrant, giving agents additional search powers, is in effect until 8 a.m. Sunday, November 27
It is the latest in a spate of vicious attacks that erupted in the streets of the capital on Wednesday after a teenager was brutally stabbed on a busy Victoria Line train at Stockwell station in Lambeth.
This month, on November 4, three people were stabbed in Colindale, north London. The trio, two in their twenties and one in their thirties, were taken to hospital for treatment for stab wounds.
In late October, a 32-year-old man was stabbed to death near Waterloo Station.
Two Metropolitan Police officers were also stabbed by a West End knifeman the previous month.
According to police statistics, approximately 10,366 knife crimes have been recorded this year as of January 2022, compared to 9,050 during the same period in 2021.
A timeline of violence on the streets of London
October 25, Henley Road, Illford: Deadly shooting kills Saydi Abu Sheikh and 32-year-old Zakariya Jeilani Mohamed.
October 29, Lower Marsh Street: Fatal stabbing kills 32-year-old Adrian Keise.
October 30, Railton Road, Brixton: Deadly shooting kills two men including delivery driver Guilherme Messias Da Silva
October 30, Harrow Road, Wembley: Fatal shooting kills a 21-year-old man
Nov. 3, Colindale Avenue, Colindale: Three men are stabbed in the street. No arrests.
23 November, Stockwell station, Lambeth: teenage boy was brutally stabbed on a crowded Victoria Line train
November 26, Greenwich, Sewell Road, Abbey Wood and Titmuss Avenue, Thamesmead: Two 16-year-old boys stabbed to death a mile apart