The murders of two 16-year-old boys who were stabbed just a mile apart on the same day in London are linked, the Metropolitan Police has said.
Emergency services were called to reports of people injured in the city’s Greenwich area at around 5.10pm on Saturday, November 26.
One boy was found with stab wounds in Titmuss Avenue, Thamesmead, and the other around a mile away in Sewell Road, Abbey Wood.
Crime scenes remained in place at both locations on Sunday morning with police officers guarding the cordoned off areas.
As neighbours mourned the losses of the boys, police revealed on Sunday afternoon they are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen a dark-coloured SUV-type vehicle in the area.
Detective superintendent Richard McDonagh, speaking at the scene of one of the incidents, said: “Homicide colleagues are investigating and are treating the two murders as linked.
“I can assure everybody affected by these murders that skilled detectives will work tirelessly to discover what happened and provide answers to the young victims and families.”
He added: “Officers are especially keen to hear from anyone who might have seen a dark-coloured SUV or 4X4 type with distinctive silver roof bars in the areas around Sewell Road or Titmuss Avenue in the days prior to the murders.
“We have already heard from a number of witnesses and I’m grateful to them.”
Anyone with information should call 101, giving the reference 4943/26NOV.
Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.