Sydenham stabbing: Boy, 13, arrested after man killed

A 13-year-old boy is among four teenagers who have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was stabbed to death in south-east London.

Police were called to Wells Park Road in Sydenham on Saturday evening to reports of a fight in progress between a group of youths.

An 18-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene at 21:25 BST and his next of kin have been told.

Two 15-year-olds and a 17-year-old youth were also arrested.

They are in custody at various police stations across south London.

A second youth, also aged 17, was also stabbed and taken to a south London hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

Det Ch Insp Russell Taylor, of the Metropolitan Police, said: "Many people would have witnessed the attack as well as the aftermath.

"I would urge those people to contact officers so that we can piece together the events that led up to this murder."

The force said officers were investigating whether the killing was gang related.

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