Police arrest after 18-year-old is stabbed to death

Armed robbery in Lewisham Pic: Ray Forster

Photo: Ray Forster

Four male youths have been arrested on suspicion of stabbing an 18-year-old to death in Sydenham.

A 13-year-old, two 15- year-olds, and a 17-year-old have been arrested in connection with the stabbing and are currently in custody .

Police were called to West Park Road on May 31 at approximately 8:30pm, after reports that a fight  had broken out between several teenagers.

One of the victims, 18-year-old James Hunter (known by the name of Yards) was pronounced dead at the scene of the crime. Another 17-year-old victim was also stabbed, but is currently in hospital and in a stable condition.

Officers are currently investigating the murder to see if it was gang related.

Chief Inspector Russell Taylor would like any witnesses that have information to come forward.He said:

“An incident room has been opened and can be contacted on 0208 721 4868. To remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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