Police have said that the support of the local community is crucial as they investigate the murder of a teenager stabbed to death in Sydenham on Friday night.
Police were called to Miall Walk shortly after 9.30pm on June 25. Despite the best efforts of paramedics the nineteen-year-old victim died at the scene soon after.
Although he has not been formally identified his next of kin have been informed. The police have not yet released his full name but it has been reported that he is known to his friends and family as Tata.
A post-mortem is expected to take place soon.
So far, no one has been arrested in connection with the murder inquiry.
On Saturday, Detective Chief Inspector Chris Wood said: “Met officers have been working through the night to commence what will be a rigorous investigation into the death of this young man.
“Police cordons remain at the location as a painstaking forensic examination gets under way.
“The victim’s mother has been to the scene and has met with officers. She and other family members will be provided with ongoing support, and my heart goes out to her as she faces up to the first day of the rest of her life without her son.
“I can assure her, and indeed all Londoners, of my total commitment to finding the person or persons responsible for this murder and bringing them to justice.
“The support of the local community, and of anyone who may know anything about this tragic incident, will also be crucial. If you have any information, please get in touch.”
Anyone with information should call 101 or, to remain anonymous, Crimestoppers.