Louis Johnson stabbing: Boy, 16, arrested over East Croydon station attack


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Record caption Louis Johnson’s stabbing became described as a “senseless killing” by police

A 16-yr-ancient boy has been arrested following the deadly stabbing of a teen at a railway build in south London.

The suspect, from Balham, is being held in connection with the loss of life of Louis Johnson, 16, at East Croydon build on Monday, British Transport Police stated.

Emergency crews, in conjunction with the air ambulance, had been known as rapidly after 16: 45 GMT but Louis died on the scene.

A put up-mortem examination is yet to be held.

On Tuesday, Det Ch Insp Sam Blackburn from BTP described the “senseless killing” as “in reality devastating”.

In accordance with the attack, BTP and the Met Police increased their patrols in the East Croydon build and a Section 60 tell became enforced on Monday evening.

A Section 60 gives law enforcement officials the moral to switch looking out folks within a particular build if they judge a particular person is also carrying a weapon or, on this case, a assassinate weapon.

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Record caption Louis Johnson became attacked at East Croydon railway build on Monday evening

London Mayor Sadiq Khan stated he became “deeply saddened” by what took build.

“Violent crime destroys lives and devastates communities,” he added.

Following the attack, Croydon Central MP Sarah Jones stated: “This brutal loss of a younger lifestyles is one other reminder that tackling violence may serene be our most sensible priority at every stage of presidency and all the contrivance through our communities.

“I could no longer discontinuance campaigning on this till our childhood are safe on our streets.”

Record caption Parts of the build had been cordoned off

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