Police were called at 16:06hrs on Wednesday, 13 April to a venue in Angus Street, SE14 following reports of a fight in progress. Officers responded with the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance. A 16-year-old boy was found at the scene close to Fordham Park with stab injuries. Despite the efforts of paramedics he was pronounced dead at the scene. His family are aware.
While formal identification awaits, the deceased can be named as Teon Campbell-Pitter, 16, from Lewisham. A post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course. There have been no arrests at this stage and enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances which led to this incident.
Detective Chief Inspector Nigel Penney, a homicide detective from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, leads the investigation and said: “Teon was attacked in broad daylight in an area that was busy with people on a Wednesday afternoon. I would like to thank those who have already come forward and spoken to police about what they saw but I know there will be others who have yet to do so.
“I would urge you to make contact and provide us with any information you have, no matter how insignificant it may seem. We are building a picture of the events that led to Teon’s murder, and your information could prove to be a vital piece of that picture. “I would also appeal to anyone who took pictures or filmed the events around the time of this attack; again – please get in contact with us and share what you have. All information will be treated in the strictest of confidence.
Detective Superintendent Danny Gosling, South East Command Unit, said: “A young man has lost his life following this senseless attack and I am acutely aware of the concern and shock that will resonate through the local community. “I want to reassure people that a team of experienced detectives are investigating Teon’s murder and they will do everything within their power to identify and arrest those responsible.
“But they need your help and I would appeal to those who have information to do the right thing by Teon’s family and friends and tell police what you know. “Residents in the New Cross area will see an increased police presence in the coming days, including local officers. If you have any concerns, or have information that could assist, please approach them and speak to them.”
A second teenager has been charged with the murder of Teon Campbell-Pitter in Lewisham.
Teon, who was 16, was fatally stabbed in Angus Street, SE14 on Wednesday, 13 April.
A 15-year-old male (B) was arrested on Monday, 18 April and was charged on Tuesday, 19 April with Teon’s murder.
He will appear in custody at Bromley Magistrates’ Court later the same afternoon.
(B) is the second person to be charged in this case.
A 15-year-old male (A) was charged and appeared at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 18 April. He was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on 21 April.
Detectives are not seeking any further suspects.