A 17-year-old boy stabbed to death in Brockley has been named locally. 

Police were called to Spalding House, Turnham Road just after 6pm last night (September 3) to reports that a fight had broken out.

Officers found two 17-year-old boys with stab wounds.

The teenagers were treated by crews from London Ambulance Service (LAS) and doctors from London Air Ambulance.

One victim died shortly after arriving at a south London hospital and the other remains in a stable condition.

His next of kin have been informed and a post-mortem examination will be arranged in due course.

The teenager been named locally as Shaquan. 

There has been an outpouring of tributes for the teenager on twitter, including from rapper Novelist. 

Deborah Kew, who lives across the road from Spalding House, was outside her home when the police arrived yesterday evening.

The 50-year-old told News Shopper: "I came out as the vans pulled up, all dressed in riot gears.

"They were gone within about 20 minutes. Then the landlady told me the bad news this morning, shocking.

"My thoughts go to the family."

News Shopper:

Resident Deborah Kew was shocked and saddened by last night's stabbing.

Ms Kew, who's lived in the Turnham Road for the past year, said it was completely quiet before the police arrived.

She added: "That's two lives ruined - why do they carry knives?

"I'm very shocked and saddened because it's a nice area and the police will probably heighten patrols, it's very sad."

A 41-year-old man who lives nearby and asked not to be named said he thought the two 17-years-olds are sixth form pupils at a West Dulwich school.

He told News Shopper: "Last time we heard about this kind of thing was ages ago.

"Of course it's scary, I've got a son his age.”

He said residents in the block of flats next door which is cordoned off are generally quiet, but the basketball courts and parks nearby do sometimes attract trouble.

He added: "We do try to fight the crime around here.

"We have been asking the council to put CCTV around here. Obviously we didn't expect something like this."

The man, who has lived in the neighbouring block of houses for six months, added: "Hopefully Lewisham Council will consider it [CCTV].

"It would be a good deterrent, it wouldn't stop it but it might minimise it."

More tributes to the teen have been posted online.


No arrests have been made and enquiries continue.

Any witnesses or anyone with information can call police on-emergency line on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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