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Murder Investigation Launched After Boy, 17, Stabbed To Death In South London

Two teenagers have been arrested over the fatal stabbing of Myron Isaac Yarde, 17, in New Cross Road.

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A murder investigation has been launched after a 17-year-old boy was stabbed to death in south London on Sunday evening.

Myron Isaac Yarde was attacked with a knife at 7.40pm following an altercation among a group of young people gathered in New Cross Road, the Metropolitan police said in a statement.

Police officers found the teenager on nearby Camplin Street with a stab wound and was lying in a pool of blood, the Evening Standard reported.

Emergency services were called to the scene and he was taken to a south London hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Two boys aged 15 and 16 were arrested close to the scene and remain in custody at a south London police station. They were being questioned on Monday by officers from the Met's Homicide and Major Crime Command.

The boy's next of kin have been informed and a postmortem examination to establish his cause of death is due to take place.

Scotland Yard is appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information to contact police.

Detective Chief Inspector Rebecca Reeves, who is leading the inquiry, said: "It was still daylight when the altercation began and we believe there could have been many people in the area who may have seen something which could provide valuable information to the investigation. I would urge them to contact police as soon as possible."

Fiona Rutherford is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Fiona Rutherford at fiona.rutherford@buzzfeed.com.

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