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Boy, 16, dies in stabbing after police called to reports of fight

A 16-year-old boy has died in a stabbing after police were called to reports of a fight in south-east London.

The teenager was found with fatal injuries in Lewisham on Wednesday afternoon, the Metropolitan Police said.

Officers were called shortly after 4pm to a venue in Angus Street following reports of a fight in progress, Scotland Yard said.

The boy was found with stab injuries and despite the efforts of paramedics he was pronounced dead at the scene, in what the Met said is the fourth teenage homicide of the year in the capital.

Police said the boy’s family have been made aware of the incident and that no arrests have been made.

The Met have made an appeal for witnesses or anyone with information to contact them, and a Section 60 Order granting additional stop and search powers to police has been authorised for the whole borough of Lewisham.

A record number of teenagers suffered violent deaths in London last year, with 30 homicides recorded by the Metropolitan Police, passing a previous peak of 29 in 2008.

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