Detectives continue to investigate the fatal stabbing of a teenager in Southwark.
Police were called on Thursday, 10 October at 20:21 hours to a stabbing in Brandon Estate, Grimsel Path, SE5.
Officers attended and found an 18-year-old man suffering stab injuries.
He was pronounced dead at the scene at 21:14 hours.
His next of kin have been informed.
Formal identification awaits; a post mortem examination is ongoing in Greenwich.
There have been no arrests; enquiries into the circumstances continue.
Acting Detective Chief Inspector Jo Sidaway, investigating, said: “Upon police arrival at the scene a large crowd had gathered. While we have spoken to several people already, I believe there are many more who have not yet spoken to us but may have crucial information that would benefit our investigation.
“If you are worried about telling the police what you saw, I would tell you that any information you have would be treated in the strictest of confidence. Please do the right thing and contact us, or use Crimestoppers anonymously if you so wish. All that matters is that you tell us what you saw.
“We are in the early stages of our investigation and retain an open mind as to what the motive could be for this horrendous incident. It has been established that the victim was chased into a green area by some residential addresses by a group of males, who then set upon him after he fell to the ground. The group inflicted fatal injuries before fleeing.
“Now a young man is dead, his family have been left grieving and it is up to us to help bring them justice. The answer to this crime could lie within the community; please do the right thing and contact us.”
Detective Chief Superintendent Simon Messinger, Lambeth & Southwark Borough Commander said: “I would firstly like to say that our thoughts are with the family, friends and wider community following this fatal attack. We are committed to bringing them the justice they deserve.
“We are taking action across the borough to keep everyone safe and working with teams across the Met to apprehend those involved.
“Our local policing teams are working with the Violent Crime Taskforce, Specialist Crime Command and other specialist resources, as well as with our local partners including the local authority.
“Those near the Brandon Estate can expect an enhanced policing presence in their area in the coming days. Officers will be on hand to listen to any concerns they have and continue to appeal for those with information to come forward.”
Anyone who can assist police is asked to call the incident room on
0208 721 4005, 101 quoting CAD 7532/10OCT19. Alternatively tweet @MetCC or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
If there are any young people who either have information about violence or knife crime, they can visit fearless.org where they can pass on information anonymously. Fearless is part of the Crimestoppers charity, and is also independent of the police.
If you need help or information to support someone you suspect is involved in knife crime, or you want assistance yourself, then you can visit www.knifefree.co.uk or LondonNeedsYouAlive.