A murder investigation has been launched after an 18-year-old man died following a fight in Chislehurst.

An 18-year-old man was arrested this afternoon (January 10) on suspicion of murder. 

Police were called to Empress Drive just after 9pm yesterday (January 9).

Officers found an injured man who was taken to a south London hospital where he later died.

His family has been informed.

A post-mortem examination will held in due course.

One witness told News Shopper: "It happened opposite us and he was found in a garden. 

"I don't know how he got there but I am sure he didn't live there. 

"It is very sad seeing how they worked on him. They did CPR on him. They brought him out and all I could see was his socks. 

"I knew he was a youngster from the look of him.

"They will knife you for anything these days. I just looked out the window and saw the police."

The woman also added that she thought the teenager came from the High Street. 

An alleyway nearby is cordoned off that leads to the High Street. 

Another woman, Ann Smith, said the alleyway is "dangerous and pitch black". She added that someone tried to mug her son there a couple of years ago. 

Police have cordoned off the alleyway. 

News Shopper:

Detectives from Bromley and the Met's homicide and major crime command are investigating.

DCI Tim Wright said: "We understand that neighbours and people passing through the area witnessed the incident on Tuesday evening. We are keen to speak to all witnesses and would encourage them to come forward as soon as possible.

"A young man has lost his life and we are doing everything we can to piece together what took place."

A spokeswoman for the London Ambulance Service said: “We sent a single responder in a car, an incident response officer and an ambulance crew. We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance by car. 

“We treated a man at the scene and took him to a major trauma centre as a priority.” 

The teenager died shortly after 8am this morning. 

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.