A teenage boy who was killed in a park in Penge has been named locally as 17-year-old Michael Jonas.

Dad Mike Jonas wrote on Facebook that he was grateful to all the support he and his family had received since receiving the news about his son, who had only just turned 17 two weeks earlier.

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He said: “Son you died in the same place you were born, the same park I took you to ride your bike and watch you play.

“The people responsible for his death is somewhere having a good morning rest while I'm having none.”

Police were called at 7.22pm last night (November 2) to Betts Park off Anerley Road after reports a youth had been attacked.

Officers found Michael with multiple stab wounds and tried to save him, but he died at the scene just after 8.15pm.

June Bee wrote: “Oh Mikey, I am so, so sorry to hear this and can only express my deepest condolences to you and the entire family. Please know am here for you and anything you need let me know.”

Althea Amos wrote: “When this happens to someone you know it hits you even harder. My gosh. I don't even have words to comfort you as I can't imagine your pain. Sorry to hear man. My condolences to you and the family.”

Vinnet Jonas wrote: “Cannot imagine the pain you and Pat are going through right now, the loss of a child in this way is unimaginable, the pain unbearable.”

The victim is believed to be the 22nd teenager killed in London this year - the highest for nine years - and the 16th stabbed to death.

A neighbour, who wished to remain anonymous said: "We were in the park at the time.

"I saw the guy on the ground. We thought he was dead already but the police arrived and tried to resuscitate him.

"I was out walking my dog, had we left five minutes earlier we might have seen it happen."

Bonnie, whose house overlooks the park, said: "There were forensics police out there with torches all night and they put up a tent as well.

"I don't get home from work until late and it's one of those things that makes you scared to get off the bus."

Anyone with information about this incident should call Bromley police on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.