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

Boy ‘in his late teens’ is stabbed to death on football pitch in London suburb after ‘row broke out during game’ as police hunt knifeman

A boy in his ‘late teens’ was stabbed to death on a football pitch in south west London after a row broke out during a game, it has been claimed.  

Met officers were called to an incident on Craneford Way in Twickenham yesterday afternoon and are now hunting the knifeman. 

The victim was rushed to an outer London hospital by ambulance but was pronounced dead at 5.54pm. 

One local said: ‘He got into a row during the game and a bloke pulled out a knife and stabbed him.’ 

Metropolitan Police are investigating the death of a teenager after he was fatally stabbed on playing fields in southwest London

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

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

The scene of the incident – near to the Harlequins Rugby Club – has been sealed off while forensic officers carry out an investigation.

Detectives are working to inform the victim’s next of kin.

No arrests have yet been made, the force said.

The scene of the incident - near to the Harlequins Rugby Club - has been sealed off while forensic officers carry out an investigation.

The scene of the incident – near to the Harlequins Rugby Club – has been sealed off while forensic officers carry out an investigation.

In a statement, the Met Police said: ‘Police were called at 16:45hrs on Tuesday, 12 October to reports of a stabbing in Craneford Way, Twickenham.

‘Officers and London Ambulance Service (LAS) attended.

‘At the scene a male, believed to be in his late teens, had sustained knife wounds.

‘He was taken by LAS to an outer London hospital where he was pronounced dead at 17:54hrs.

The victim was rushed to an outer London hospital by ambulance but was pronounced dead at 5.54pm

The victim was rushed to an outer London hospital by ambulance but was pronounced dead at 5.54pm

‘Enquiries are underway to notify his next of kin.

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

‘Anyone who witnessed this incident or has footage is asked to call police on 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting 5697/12OCT.’

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

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