eighbours are mourning the lack of two 16-year-old boys who have been fatally stabbed only a mile aside in south-east London.
One boy was discovered with stab wounds in Titmuss Avenue, Thamesmead and the opposite in Sewell Street, Abbey Wooden, on Saturday afternoon.
Police investigating the stabbings are working to ascertain whether or not there’s a hyperlink attributable to their proximity.
Crime scenes remained in place at each areas on Sunday morning with police places of work guarding the cordoned off areas.
Everybody within the space has been mourning. It is rather unhappy to lose a 16-year-old boy
A number of teenage boys laid flowers by the cordon in Titmuss Avenue, the place a forensics tent may nonetheless be seen by some knocked over dustbins.
One was tearful as he positioned a crimson love-heart balloon alongside them.
Officers later cordoned off a black Nissan with one saying it’s a “automotive of curiosity” within the investigation.
Bamidele Folorunso, a neighbour who didn’t give her age however lives close by and was on the best way to church, advised the PA information company: “It is rather unhappy.
“We simply came upon the boy was on the ground and the police got here they usually tried to resuscitate him.”
A visibly upset Ms Folorunso stated: “Since then, everybody within the space has been mourning. It is rather unhappy to lose a 16-year-old boy.”
Victor, 30, a soccer supervisor, who says he went to highschool with the sufferer’s mom, stated the stabbing was “not regular” for the realm however issues have been getting worse in recent times.
“There may be loads of stuff occurring on the road with the younger youngsters – it’s because of the lack of youth centres.
“There may be not likely a spot the place youngsters say ‘it is a secure atmosphere’.”
“I’ve obtained three youngsters. I went and advised my companion (concerning the stabbing) and he or she stated ‘I wish to get out of right here’.”
Teresa Cheshire, 50, who additionally lives on the street, stated her youngsters stroll down the street daily.
She stated: “I simply noticed lots of people by the bin shed.
“All I heard was the screaming and that was at 5.20pm.
“It’s scary as a result of it’s all the press and all the things however it’s for all of the fallacious causes.
“I’m frightened to let my youngsters outdoors now.
“It’s simply surprising.”
Gillian Southwest, 48, who additionally lives on the street, stated: “It’s horrible. I’ve lived right here for 28 years.
“If it’s the boy I feel it’s he’s a very a very good boy.”
A 32-year-old man, who didn’t want to be named however lived on the street all his life, stated he was ready for an ambulance for his grandmother when a commotion started.
“I heard some noise at about 6 o’clock – the bins have been all rattling.
“There are all the time some youngsters working by way of making noise however one thing like that is out of the peculiar.
“To listen to one thing like this on this space is surprising.”