TRIBUTES have been paid to a 19- year-old boy who was stabbed to death as his mum faces her first day without her son.
The teen, who was stabbed to death in Sydenham, south-east London, has been named locally as Tata.
This morning, his mother was crying at the scene of her son’s stabbing with other family members.
Cops commenced first aid on the teen in Miall Walk as ambulance crews arrived after the stabbing shortly after 9.30pm last night.
Despite the efforts of emergency services, the man died at the scene a short time later.
Local MP Ellie Reeves described the incident as a “senseless loss of life”.
She said: “Incredibly saddened to hear of the fatal stabbing of a 19 year old boy on Miall Walk in Sydenham last night.
“My thoughts & deepest sympathies are with the victim’s family.
“Yet another senseless loss of life, another family devastated by knife crime and it needs to stop.”
Yet another senseless loss of life, another family devastated by knife crime and it needs to stop
Local MP Ellie Reeves
Homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command are leading the investigation.
Detective chief inspector Chris Wood said: “Met officers have been working through the night to commence what will be a rigorous investigation into the death of this young man.
“The victim’s mother has been to the scene and has met with officers. She and other family members will be provided with ongoing support, and my heart goes out to her as she faces up to the first day of the rest of her life without her son.
“I can assure her, and indeed all Londoners, of my total commitment to finding the person or persons responsible for this murder and bringing them to justice.”
He added: “The support of the local community, and of anyone who may know anything about this tragic incident, will also be crucial. If you have any information, please get in touch.”
Police cordons remain at the location as a painstaking forensic examination gets underway.
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No arrests have been made at this stage and the area remains cordoned off by police.
Anyone with information that may assist the investigation or any witnesses who are yet to speak with police are urged to call 101, ref 8005/25jun.
To remain anonymous,contact Crimestoppers.
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