London stabbings: Two teenage boys killed in London attack

Two teenage boys have died after being stabbed in London on Monday evening, the Metropolitan Police said.

A 15-year-old died after being stabbed in Greenwich at around 5pm and a 16-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene after being stabbed in Lambeth just before midnight.

Police were called to Woolwich New Road in Greenwich at 5.23pm and found a 15-year-old boy with stab wounds. They attempted to save his life but he died at the scene around.

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Police at the scene in Oval Place, Lambeth, south London, where a 16-year-old boy died after being stabbed on Monday evening. Picture date: Tuesday July 6, 2021. PA Photo. See PA story POLICE Stabbings. Photo credit should read: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Another 15-year-old, who later took himself to hospital suffering from a knife wound, has been arrested on suspicion of the other boy’s murder.

In Lambeth, a 16-year-old boy was pronounced dead at the scene after being found in Oval Place. There have been no arrests.

Superintendent Petra Lazar said of the Greenwich incident: “It is shocking and extremely saddening that a teenage boy has lost his life as the result of knife crime.

“My thoughts at this time are with the family of the boy who has died.”

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