Youths Quizzed Over Stabbing

Youths are being being questioned over the fatal stabbing of a 16-year-old boy.

Officers found the injured boy when they were called to reports of a disturbance at Home Park Recreation Ground, in Sydenham, at 6pm yesterday.

The teenager was pronounced dead soon after he arrived at hospital.

A police spokesman said a number of male youths were arrested close to the scene and remained in custody.

Police had been called at 6.15pm to a disturbance which was thought to be taking place in Home Park Recreation Ground which is bounded by Winchfield Road and Sydenham Road. Officers found a 16-year-old boy who had been stabbed.

A spokesman for London Ambulance Service said paramedics were called to Sydenham Road at 6.25pm.

"Staff treated a patient who had suffered cardiac arrest," he said. "Extensive efforts were made to resuscitate the patient both on the scene and on the way to hospital."

A police spokesman said: "We await formal identification and confirmation that next of kin are aware."

He said officers were keeping an open mind about the circumstances of the stabbing and any potential motive.


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