Murder probe is launched as teenage boy is stabbed to death on street in southeast London

A murder investigation has been launched after a teenage boy was stabbed to death in a horrific attack in a south east London street this evening.     

Paramedics, multiple police vehicles and an air ambulance were called to Woolwich New Road, south east London, at 5.23pm after the victim was attacked in front of horrified onlookers.

Officers provided the teenage boy with first aid prior to the arrival of the London Ambulance Service but despite their efforts, he was pronounced dead at the scene at 6.08pm.

Officers are in the process of contacting his next of kin and formal identification has not taken place.    

Emergency services raced to the scene after a teenage boy was stabbed to death in a horrific attack on Woolwich New Road, south east London

Emergency services raced to the scene after a teenage boy was stabbed to death in a horrific attack on Woolwich New Road, south east London

Emergency services raced to the scene after a teenage boy was stabbed to death in a horrific attack on Woolwich New Road, south east London

A local Tesco was also evacuated as armed police barred the entrance and raided the store

A local Tesco was also evacuated as armed police barred the entrance and raided the store

A local Tesco was also evacuated as armed police barred the entrance and raided the store

A police cordon has now been put in place around the scene and drivers have been warned to avoid the area as the force carry out their investigations. 

A police spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘Officers are at the scene of a fatal stabbing on Woolwich New Road. A crime scene remains in place. 

‘At this early stage there have been no arrests.’

Following the attack, a local Tesco was evacuated as armed police barred the entrance and raided the store ‘in search of suspect’, My London reports.  

Horrified onlookers also tried to rescue the victim and one member of the public was seen carrying out chest compressions, according to My London. 

Images from the scene also appeared to show members of the public holding up sheets to cover the victim from view as paramedics desperately tried to save his life.

A police cordon has now been put in place around the scene and drivers have been warned to avoid the area

A police cordon has now been put in place around the scene and drivers have been warned to avoid the area

A police cordon has now been put in place around the scene and drivers have been warned to avoid the area

Police officers remain at the scene as they carry out their investigations into the murder

Police officers remain at the scene as they carry out their investigations into the murder

Police officers remain at the scene as they carry out their investigations into the murder

A post-mortem examination will be held in due course and a crime scene is in place. 

There have been no arrests and enquiries continue. 

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 using the reference  5748/05Jul. 

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