A murder probe is underway after a teenager was stabbed to death in
The victim, 18, was found with knife wounds in Tiverton Street, Southwark at around 9.30pm yesterday.
He was being chased by a man wearing a blue or grey hooded sweatshirt before he was attacked, police have said.
He was rushed to hospital but died at 10.51pm. His next of kin have been informed. No arrests have yet been made.
The teenager’s death was the second to trigger a murder probe in London yesterday after a 52-year-old man was deliberately struck and killed by a car in Leytonstone.
There were outbreaks of violence across the country over the Bank Holiday weekend, with a murder in Bootle and two other serious incidents in Birmingham and Nottingham.
The victim, 18, was found with knife wounds in Tiverton Street, Southwark, London (pictured) at around 9.30pm yesterday
Elsewhere in the country, a man in his 30s died after an ‘altercation’ in Bootle, Merseyside at around 1.55am today.
A 41-year-old man from Bootle was arrested at the scene and is being questioned by police.
A forensic tent was also seen in Birmingham City Centre where a serious violent incident appears to have taken place overnight.
Four people were taken to hospital in Nottingham after four people were hurt in a disturbance ‘involving a knife’ outside Pryzm night club in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday.
An 18-year-old was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.
A man in his 30s died after an ‘altercation’ in Bootle, Merseyside (crime scene pictured this morning) at around 1.55am today. A 41-year-old man from Bootle was arrested at the scene and is being questioned by police
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said of the London incident: ‘Police were called by the London Ambulance Service on Sunday, 5 May at around 21:30hrs to reports of a stabbing on Tiverton Street, SE1.
‘Officers attended along with London’s Air Ambulance and found a man, aged 18, suffering from stab injuries.
‘He was taken to a south London hospital where he died at 22:51hrs. His next of kin have been informed.
‘A post-mortem examination will be held in due course. Formal identification awaits.
‘The Homicide and Major Crime Command has been informed and will be leading on this investigation under DCI Richard Leonard. A crime scene remains in place.
‘There have been no arrests at this time. A number of active enquiries are in hand including review of local CCTV footage, house to house calls and forensic analysis at the scene.’
A forensic tent was also seen in Bristol Street Birmingham City Centre where a serious violent incident appears to have taken place overnight
DCI Leonard added: ‘We need those who have information about the culprit(s) for this murder to get in touch with police immediately.
‘The victim was seen being chased by another male wearing a grey or blue hoody from Newington Gardens into Tiverton Street where he was attacked and shortly after found by police and London Air Ambulance.
‘Were you there? Did you see anything? Your information could prove vital to solving this case and I would urge you to get in touch.’
Anyone with information is requested to call the police incident room on 0208 721 4622. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
The 52-year-old man who died in east London was deliberately run over by a driver following an argument in Leytonstone at 0.40am on Sunday.
He died in hospital just after 5.15pm while another man, 32, remains in hospital with serious injuries which are not life threatening.
A police cordon is pictured in Nottingham city centre this morning after a violent incident just before 4am injured four people outside Pryzm night club
Detective Chief Inspector Mark Wrigley said: ‘At this early stage, it is appears that this was a deliberate act by the driver of the car.
‘There had been an altercation in the street prior to this incident and I am appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information who has not yet come forward, to contact police.’
A spokesman added: ‘A murder investigation has been launched after a man died following a collision in Leytonstone.
‘Police were called at 0.40am on Sunday, 5 May to reports of a car in collision with two pedestrians on High Road in Leytonstone.
‘Officers, the London Ambulance and London’s Air Ambulance attended. Two men, aged 32 [Victim 1] and 52 [Victim 2], were taken to hospitals in east London.
‘Victim 2 who was in a critical condition, died in hospital at 5.18pm on Sunday, 5 May.
‘His next of kin have been informed and a post-mortem examination will take place in due course.
‘Victim 1 remains in hospital with serious injuries which are not life threatening.
‘Officers from the Homicide and Major Crime Command (HMCC) are investigating.’
A map of London shows the 45 murders suspected murders that have taken place so far in 2019