Croydon bus stabbing: Murder probe launched after teen, 17, killed in knife attack

A murder probe was launched after the incident last night A murder probe has been launched after a teenager was stabbed to death on a bus near Crystal Palace’s stadium last night.

They became the third teenager to be killed in London in just six days.

The 17-year-old suffered fatal knife wounds during the attack on the No 130 in South Norwood at about 8.30pm.

A bus passenger performed resuscitation on the victim, who collapsed bleeding on the street in front of the Monkey Puzzle day nursery in Whitehorse Lane.

Police and paramedics arrived but he was pronounced dead at the scene 40 minutes later. He is the third teenager to die since sixth-form student Shanur Ahmed, 16, was found battered to death on scrubland near Gallions Reach DLR station last Tuesday.

Archie Beston, 19, from Barnes, died in hospital on Friday six days after being stabbed in Kingston-on-Thames.

Scotland Yard has launched 21 homicide investigations in 2020, four fewer than at the same point in March last year.Last night a mourner at the scene in South Norwood said: “I’m like his father, I’ve known him since he was a boy. I’ve just been to see his mother. I don’t want to believe it. I come from the Bronx. In America, they don’t attack each other like this. What’s the point?”Police said there had been no arrests. Last night a forensic tent could be seen next to the bus inside a large police cordon by the Selhurst Park stadium.A neighbour said: “The female bus driver […]

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