Brixton stabbing: Girl, 14, held over death of 15-year-old boy

Loughborough Estate
Image caption The boy was found on the Loughborough Estate

A girl of 14 has been arrested after a 15-year-old boy was stabbed to death in south London.

Police found Junior Nkwelle on the Loughborough Estate in Brixton just before 21:25 BST on Thursday following reports of a disturbance in the street.

Junior, who lived there, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police do not believe the incident is gang-related.

The girl, who was arrested in connection with the incident, is currently in police custody.

Floral tributes were laid outside a block of flats in the estate for the teenager. A post-mortem examination is taking place.

Image caption Tributes were left to the boy described as a "quiet guy"

Several tributes were left for Junior who was described by one person as "a good friend, a great footballer and a great person".

Another tribute said: "If football be the food of love 'Play on'. RIP young fella."

Solomon Smith, 27, a youth support worker at nearby Marcus Lipton Youth Centre, said the boy was a "quiet guy".

He said: "He was one of our locals, and had been coming here for about two years.

"He was a very good footballer. When he came in, he always played football indoors here."

Mr Smith said he heard "a lot of commotion" on Thursday night and initially heard someone saying the boy was stabbed in a fight.

Det Ch Insp Charles King said: "We would appeal for anyone who has any information or witnesses to come forward as soon as possible."

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