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Boy, 16, arrested after teenager stabbed to death in Brixton

A murder investigation was launched after a 17-year-old boy died in hospital

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested after a teenager was stabbed to death in Brixton.

The suspect is being held at a police station in south London for questioning and police are continuing to appeal for information about the killing.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said officers were called to a block of flats in Holmewood Gardens at 5pm on Sunday to reports of a stabbing.

Paramedics were called and a 17-year-old boy was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The victim has not yet been formally identified and a post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 020 8721 4054 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.