Double murder probe after teenagers stabbed to death a mile apart in London

It comes as another horrific night of bloodshed in the capital (Picture: UKNIP)

Two 16-year-old boys were stabbed to death in brutal attacks in the capital.

The two young men were found stabbed a mile apart in Greenwich, south London earlier today.

Police were called at around 5.10pm tonight (Saturday) to reports of people injured in Sewell Road, Abbey Wood and Titmuss Avenue, Thamesmead.

Officers found the injured teens at both scenes. They were pronounced dead at the scene.

A Met Police spokesperson said: ‘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.

Officers have launched a double murder investigation following the stabbings (Picture: UKNIP)
Police are currently across a number of different scenes in Greenwich (Picture: UKNIP)
Police were called just after 5pm (Picture: UKNIP)
A tent where a 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death in south London (Picture: UKNIP)

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‘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.

‘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.

‘Anyone with information should call 101, giving the reference 4943/26NOV.

‘Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.’

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