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Teenage boy, 17, stabbed to death in Betts Park, Penge

PUBLISHED: 11:07 03 November 2017 | UPDATED: 11:07 03 November 2017

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Police investigating after desperate fight to save victim fails

A 17-year-old boy has been killed after being stabbed multiple times in a park in Penge last night (Thursday).

Police were called to Betts Park at just after 7.20pm after reports of an attack.

When police arrived, they found the boy with multiple stab wounds.

Officers administered first aid before colleagues from the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance arrived at the scene.

Despite efforts to revive the victim, he was pronounced dead at the scene just after 8.15pm.

The victim’s next of kin have been informed. Formal identification awaits.

A post-mortem examination will be held at the Princess Royal University later today.

Detectives from the Met’s homicide and major crime command (HMCC) are investigating.

Anyone with information about this incident should call the incident room on 020 8721 4843 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

There have been no arrests and enquiries continue.

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