London stabbing leaves 16-year-old dead as Met Police promise grieving family 'answers'

Scotland Yard
Scotland Yard
Kirsty O'Connor
Tom Evans

By Tom Evans

Published: 25/04/2022

- 17:57

Updated: 14/02/2023

- 11:40

A 16-year-old boy has died after being stabbed in south London, the Metropolitan Police said

Rommel McKoy was found hurt in Lambeth on April 4 and taken to hospital but died on April 20, the force said.

Two boys, aged 16 and 17, were arrested and have been bailed until May.

Detective Chief Inspector Sal Minhas, from the Specialist Crime Command, which is conducting the murder investigation, said: “A 16-year-old boy has lost his life and his family deserve answers to their questions about what happened to him.

“I want to reassure Rommel’s family that we are committed to bringing the person or people responsible to justice.”

Detective Superintendent Neerav Patel of the Met’s Central South Basic Command Unit added: “The Met is making significant progress in reducing violence in London but tragedies like this senseless murder remind us all that there is much more to do.

“Local people will have seen additional officers in the area in recent weeks.”

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