Two boys aged 16 knifed to death in twin stabbings a mile apart as police launch double murder probe

TWO teen boys have been stabbed to death a mile apart from each other. 

The victims, both 16, were both attacked in the street at around the same time this evening. 


Two teen boys have been stabbed to death a mile apart from each otherCredit: UkNewsinPictures
Crime scenes are in place at both locations


Crime scenes are in place at both locationsCredit: UkNewsinPictures
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Police have launched a murder investigation and are trying to establish whether there is a link between the stabbings in Abbey Wood and Thamesmead, South East London. 

A crime scene is currently in place. The ambulance service attended to treat both boys on scene.

Police have been given extra search powers until 8am tomorrow.

Last month a man, 32, was stabbed to death near London Waterloo station at night.

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The Met Police said of tonight’s attacks: “A murder investigation is under way following two stabbings in Greenwich this evening.

“At around 17:10hrs on Saturday, 26 November police were called to reports of people injured in Sewell Road, Abbey Wood and Titmuss Avenue, Thamesmead.

“The locations are approximately one mile apart.

“Officers attended with the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance.

“At each location, they found a 16-year-old male with stab wounds.

“Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, both males have been pronounced dead this evening.

“Crime scenes are in place at both locations and an investigation into the deaths of both males is under way.

“Their next of kin will be provided with support from specialist officers.

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“Given the proximity in time and distance of the incidents, officers will be seeking to urgently establish any link between them.

“A Section 60 order, providing officers with additional search powers, is in place until 08:00hrs on Sunday, 27 November.”

Forensic officers are on the scenes


Forensic officers are on the scenesCredit: UkNewsinPictures
Both attacks happened at similar times


Both attacks happened at similar timesCredit: UkNewsinPictures

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