A teenage boy has been stabbed to death in Peckham, south London.

The 17-year-old boy was found injured in the street last night.

He is the eighth young man to be killed by knife crime in the capital this year.

The Met said they attended the incident on Southampton Way at 11.15pm.

Paramedics tried to revive the boy but were unable to and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Witnesses claimed the stabbing took place near the Tesco Express shop on the street.

This morning the road remained closed as forensic teams continued collecting evidence.

The Met said the boy’s family had been informed of his death.

Nobody has been arrested in connection with the death so far but police enquiries are still ongoing.

Britain’s capital has seen a spate of stabbings in the last couple of months.

Police have responded by setting up a specialist task force to tackle the scourge.

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