teenager stabbed to death in greenwich

Teenager stabbed to death in Greenwich

The 18-year-old died at the scene
Image caption The 18-year-old died at the scene

A teenager has been stabbed to death in south-east London.

Police were called at about 21:40 GMT to Topham House in Prior Street, Greenwich, following reports a man was unresponsive after being stabbed.

The 18-year-old died at the scene. A 17-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the death and taken to a police station for questioning.

More than 120 murder investigations have been launched across London this year.

Image caption Police have cordoned off Topham House in Greenwich

Councillor Danny Thorpe, leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, said the council was “deeply concerned about knife crime and is working with our communities and the police to do what we can to stop the spread of violence”.

“It is tragic to lose another young life,” he added.

“We are working hand in hand with the police to provide any assistance that they need.”