A murder investigation has been launched after another teenager was stabbed to death in south-east London last night.

Officers were called to Alwold Crescent in Lee shortly before 10pm yesterday (December 11) after reports of armed youths in the street.

Two teenagers, both believed to be 18 years old, were taken to hospital with stab injuries. 

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One of them has sadly died, while the second teenager has since been discharged.

Five people between the ages of 22 and 56 years old have been arrested on suspicion of murder on December 11 and remain in custody. 

The victim becomes the 24rd teenager to be killed in London since the beginning of the year.

It comes just days after 18-year-old Aron Warren, who also went by the name of Aron Murray, died after being stabbed at Topham House in Prior Street, Greenwich, on December 8.

DCI Harding said: "We are at the very early stages of our investigation into this tragic murder. We urgently need to hear from anyone who saw what happened in Alwold Crescent.

"We have already spoken to a number of people as part of our initial enquiries, but we would like to hear from anyone who lives near the scene who saw anything that might assist our investigation to contact us. 

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"Did you see either group going to and from the scene? Did you see the fight? Perhaps you saw something after the incident that in retrospect may be linked. We would urge you to get in touch right away.”

Anyone with information concerning this latest fatal attack is asked to call the witness line on 0208 721 4205, Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111.