15-year-old boy dies from stab wound after ‘fight’ in Garratt Lane

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A teenage boy has died from his injuries after being stabbed in a fight in Garratt Lane this evening (October 29).

Wandsworth Times reported two males were stabbed at around 5pm this afternoon near the Southside shopping centre.

Met Police has since confirmed the more severely injured of the two stab victims, a 15-year-old boy, has since died.

He has not yet been formally identified, but his next of kin have been informed and a post-mortem examination scheduled.

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The other stab victim was also reported as a 15-year-old boy, but his condition is not thought to be life-threatening.

Two males have been arrested and are in police custody.

They include a male who suffered a head injury, but did not need hospital treatment.

He has been arrested on suspicion of GBH while another person has been arrested on suspicion of affray.

A police spokesman said that “full inquiries into the circumstances continue” and specialist crime squad detectives have been informed.

London mayor Sadiq Khan described the killing as “appalling and tragic”, and urged people to help the police.

Mr Khan said: “We must all redouble our efforts to end the scourge of violent crime on our streets.

“Those responsible for this dreadful crime will be caught and prosecuted.”

Police said there is an “extensive crime scene” in place and nearby roads have been closed.

A Section 60 Order was authorised for the whole of Wandsworth an hour after the incident.

The Metropolitan Police is asking anyone who has information, video or images that could with the investigation to call 101 reference CAD 5042/29 Oct.

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