Five held af­ter teen stabbed to death

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TWO women and three men have been ar­rested af­ter a teenager was stabbed to death.

The 19-year-old male was found with stab in­juries af­ter po­lice were called to a dis­tur­bance in Peck­ham, south-east Lon­don, at around 2am on Tues­day.

De­tec­tives be­lieve the vic­tim was in­volved in an al­ter­ca­tion in­volv­ing a large group of peo­ple out­side a nearby venue.

Five peo­ple – two men aged 23 and one aged 21, and two 25-year-old women – were ar­rested near the scene on sus­pi­cion of mur­der.

Wit­nesses spoke of see­ing the teenager “be­ing mobbed” by a crowd.

One wo­man said: “Some were hold­ing oth­ers back and there were glass bot­tles be­ing thrown.

“There was one boy be­ing mobbed, there was about 10 of them all around him.

“He picked up a plank of wood and was swing­ing it to try and keep them away.

“The boy who passed away lost his foot­ing and ended up on the floor, and the boys were lean­ing over the top of him with a knife.”

The five peo­ple ar­rested were taken into cus­tody at a south Lon­don po­lice sta­tion.

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