Boy ‘in his late teens’ is fatally stabbed on playing fields in leafy South West London suburb

18-year-old teen is stabbed to death ‘by man who pulled a knife from his sock after arguing at a football match’ in suburban London as police hunt for killer

  • With Police were called to playing fields near Twickenham, south west London
  • Boy found, believed to be in his late teens, with stab wounds
  • He was rushed to hospital by ambulance but was pronounced dead at 5:54 p.m.










A teenager has been stabbed to death on a football field by a cutler with a knife in his sock, it has been claimed today.

The 18-year-old victim was fatally injured after an argument broke out during a match in south-west London, local residents say.

Officers are now on the hunt for the killer following the incident yesterday at a playing field on Craneford Way in Twickenham.

The victim was taken by ambulance to a hospital in suburban London but was pronounced dead at 5:54 p.m.

A local said: ‘He got into an argument during the match and a guy pulled out a knife and stabbed him.’

Retired Met Police officer Norman Brennan, who lives in the area, added: a Twitter message that the suspect had ‘put a knife in his sock’ while playing football.

“If all goes well, this is a new low in knife crime,” he added.

Police are seeking information today and believe witnesses may have filmed the shocking incident.

Detective Chief Inspector Vicky Tunstall said: ‘The incident took place in a playing field and was seen by a number of people.

Metropolitan Police investigating death of teenager after he was fatally stabbed on playing fields in south west London

Officers were called to an incident on Craneford Way in Twickenham yesterday afternoon.  They found a man, believed to be old in his late teens, who suffered from knife wounds

Officers were called to an incident on Craneford Way in Twickenham yesterday afternoon. They found a man, believed to be old in his late teens, who suffered from knife wounds

“Some of those people would have filmed events as they unfolded; I ask that no videos be shared on social media to prevent the young man’s family from causing further suffering at this already incredibly difficult time for them.

“Go straight to the police instead. A number of people have spoken to us, but we need information from people who can help us.

“We are working to determine the motive behind this tragic incident and are following a number of leads. If you think you can help us, please get in touch.’

The scene of the incident – near the Harlequins Rugby Club – has been closed while forensic officers investigate.

Detectives are working to inform the next of kin of the victim. No arrests have been made yet, police said.

The scene of the incident - near the Harlequins Rugby Club - has been closed while forensic officers investigate.

The scene of the incident – near the Harlequins Rugby Club – has been closed while forensic officers investigate.

In a statement, the Met Police said: ‘Police were called to reports of a stabbing in Craneford Way, Twickenham, at 4:45 pm on Tuesday, October 12.

Officers and London Ambulance Service (LAS) were present.

‘At the scene, a man, presumably in his late teens, had suffered knife wounds.

He was taken by LAS to a hospital in the suburbs of London where he was pronounced dead at 5:54 pm.

The victim was rushed by ambulance to a hospital in suburban London but was pronounced dead at 5:54 p.m.

The victim was rushed by ambulance to a hospital in suburban London but was pronounced dead at 5:54 p.m.

“An investigation is underway to inform his next of kin.

“A crime scene and depositions remain in place and there have been no arrests at this early stage.

“Anyone who witnessed this incident or has footage is requested to call the police at 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting 5697/12OCT.”

Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.

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