A 15 year old girl has died following a stabbing in Croydon.
Police were called to Wellesley Road at 8:30am after hearing reports of a stabbing.
Despite the efforts of police officers, the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance Service, she died at the scene.
A teenage boy was arrested in connection with the stabbing at 9:45am.
Chief Superintendent Andy Brittain, said: “Our immediate thoughts are with this young girl’s family who are facing the most tragic of news. Our officers are with the girl’s family to support them.
“I am in contact with the local community, who are clearly as concerned as we are about this tragic incident.
“I shall continue to update them throughout the day.
“My officers were immediately on scene to provide first aid and support paramedics.
“Acting on information provided to them, officers also worked closely with colleagues from across the Met and the British Transport Police to track a teenager in connection with the stabbing.
“At this early stage, we believe that he may have known her.
“A crime scene will be in place for some time, and I am grateful for the cooperation of residents.”
Anyone who witnessed the attack or has information that can help officers is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference CAD 1601/27Sep. To remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.