Police are appealing for information one week after the murder of 14-year-old Jermaine Cools in Croydon.

The murder investigation was launched last Thursday, November 18 after police were called to London Road near to West Croydon Station at around 6.40pm.

This was after reports of a fight involving a number of people but no suspects or victims were found at the scene.

After 7pm, police went to a south London hospital after a 14-year-old boy had taken himself there with stab wounds.

Despite doctors' efforts, the boy - 14-year-old Jermaine Cools - died soon after.

A post-mortem examination gave Jermaine’s cause of death as multiple stab wounds.

DCI Richard Vandebergh, of the Met's Specialist Crime Command said "at the very least" Jermaine's family deserve an explanation of why their son was killed.

There have been no arrests and enquiries continue.

DCI Richard Vandebergh said: "We know that this was a murder which happened in a public place in the middle of a busy, commuter time and people will have witnessed Jermaine being attacked.

"I am asking for anyone who was in the area to cast their minds back to last Thursday.

"Were you at or travelling past the station at around 6.40pm?

"Did you see anything that might help police find the people responsible for Jermaine's murder?

“Jermaine was a central member of his family, and his parents have been left devastated and without a son.

"At the very least, they are owed an explanation for why their son was killed, and police will continue to work relentlessly to ensure the people responsible are held to account.

"If you can help, please get in touch with my team or leave information completely anonymously with Crimestoppers.”

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101, quoting reference CAD 6179/18Nov.