British authorities have arrested seven people after a teenager was stabbed to death in Streatham less than two hours after another brutal knifing in nearby Clapham.
Four men and three women were arrested on suspicion of various offences by the Metropolitan Police yesterday.
Officers were called to the stabbing on Prentis Road at 4.16pm on Thursday June 10, and found a man with a stab wound to the chest. He was taken to a hospital in central London but was pronounced dead at 4.51pm.
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Police believe they know the identity of the victim and have informed the next of kin.
Shortly before 3pm the same day, police were also called to Cedars Road in Clapham to reports of a stabbing. And at 9.54pm police were called to Prentis Road again where another person had been stabbed within the police cordon for the earlier stabbing.
Local MP Bell Ribeiro-Addy said on Twitter: ‘My thoughts and prayers are with the family of the young man stabbed to death on Streatham High Road this afternoon.
‘Arrests have been made and an investigation is ongoing in the area.’
Police were called at 2.47pm on Thursday to Cedars Road to reports of a stabbing.
Officers and the LAS attended where a man was found with multiple stab wounds, the Met Police confirmed. He was taken to a London hospital by London Ambulance Service and an update awaits on his condition.
Two men fled the scene by car and shortly after collided with another vehicle where they decamped on food.