A teenage boy has been stabbed to death in Peckham.

The 17-year-old was found injured in the street following the stabbing late on Friday night.

He is the eightheenth teenager to be killed by knives in the capital this year.

Police said they were called to Southampton Way in Camberwell at around 11.15pm to reports someone had been stabbed.

First aid was given to try and revive the teenager but he was pronounced dead at the scene, which witnesses said was near to the Tesco Express store.

On Saturday morning a large swathe of the road remained cordoned offand a forensics tent could be seen as police investigated the attack.

Guray Ali, manager at The Crusty Loaf bakery on Southampton Way, said on Saturday morning police were still not letting anyone through the police cordon.

The boy was reportedly stabbed to death near the Tesco on Southampton Way. (Google)

“They [police] have been out there all night,” Mr Ali told the Standard. “There are still police cars all here.

“It was a young boy, and it happened quite close to where he lives.”

He added: “It’s terrible really. The whole community are talking about it and how bad it is. Everyone’s quite shocked.”

Another local resident called Joshua said: “Buses were on diversion and I was walked home then I saw all of the place taped off, the boy died on the scene.

“My neighbour said he heard screaming and shouting around the time it happened too.”

According to the Met, the boy’s next of kin have been informed. No one has been arrested and enquiries are continuing.

Last month police launched a specialist taskforce to tackle the scourge of knife crime in the capital.

It comes after a spate of stabbings and murders across the capital at the end of April and beginning of May.

In a week long knife crime crackdown at the beginning of May, more than 50 people a day were arrested and a total of 300 knives were taken off the streets.

Operation Sceptre – the police strategy to cut knife crime in the city – involves a mix of weapon sweeps and intelligence-led stop and searches at knife crime hotspots across the capital.

Any witnesses, or anyone with any information, can contact police via 101, or via Twitter @MetCC. To give information anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or

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