Twickenham stabbing: Teenager stabbed to death on London football pitch in broad daylight

A male thought to be in his teens has been stabbed to death in broad daylight in southwest London.

Police were called to a football pitch on Craneford Way, Twickenham, at 4.45pm yesterday.

Officers rushed to the scene with the London Ambulance Service and said that the victim sustained serious knife wounds.

He was rushed by ambulance to a hospital trauma unit and tragically pronounced dead at 5.54pm

The police have said that they are trying to find and inform his next of kin and that no arrests have been made at this early stage.

There is no information regarding the victim’s identity at this point either in the early stages of the investigation.

The scene of the crime remains cordoned off by police tape as they continue to investigate the area.

The football pitch is overlooked by houses on Craneford Way

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The area itself is an expensive suburb, with the average house price on Craneford Way nearing £700,000.

The playing fields are close to Richmond upon Thames College and are overlooked by houses. It is also just a short walk away from both Twickenham underground station and Twickenham Stoop, where Harlequins Rugby Club play.

Photos from the scene show police cars and ambulances scattered across the playing fields near to some football goals.

Some of the cars had their headlights on, providing light for investigators and forensics teams as they worked into the night.

Forensics tents could also been seen dotted across the grass, with investigators in PPE busy at work.

Police were stationed at the park entrance, preventing anyone from entering the crime scene which is blocked off by police tape.

Witnesses or any people with footage or information regarding the crime have been told to call the police on 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting 5697/12OCT.

People can also contact Crimestoppers if they wish to remain anonymous by calling 0800 555 111 or visiting their website

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