Teenager dies after being stabbed in neck in early morning park attack

The 19-year-old died from stab wounds to the neck on Saturday morning.

Murder probe launched in London as teenager dies after stabbed in neck while sat in parked car iStock

A 19-year-old has died after being stabbed in the neck in an early morning attack in a London park.

A murder investigation has been launched over the death of the teenager who was sat in a parked car in Lewisham when he was attacked on Saturday morning.

He arrived at hospital in South London with stab wounds to his neck shortly before 4.50am on Saturday and was pronounced dead by medical staff a short time later.

The Metropolitan Police say inquiries are now taking place to inform his next of kin.

The victim was sat in the vehicle in Beckenham Place Park when he was attacked and stabbed at around 4.40am.

The Met’s Specialist Crime Command are appealing to anyone else that was in the park at the time or those who might have captured the incident on doorbell or dashcam footage.

No arrests have been made at this stage.

Detective Chief Inspector Chris Wood said: “Firstly my thoughts are with the young man’s friends and family at this incredibly difficult time.

“I want to reassure them and the wider community that we are working around the clock to establish exactly what happened.

“It is possible that the events surrounding this incident were captured on doorbell or dashcam footage.

“I would urge anyone in Beckenham Hill Road and the surrounding streets to check their devices for any footage.

“We are especially keen to trace anyone else that was in the park at the time. Please take a look and call us if you have recordings of any vehicles or people acting suspiciously in the area.

“It is vital that we establish what happened to this young man.”

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