Murder investigation launched following death of teenager

A murder investigation has been launched in Croydon following the death of a teenager

Police were called at approximately 8:30pm on Sunday (8 March) to reports of a stabbing on a bus in Whitehorse Lane.  Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended.

A teenager, aged 17, was found and he was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:07pm.

At this early stage, it is believed the victim was involved in an altercation on a bus prior to the attack.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD6512/8Mar.

To give information 100% anonymously contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at

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