Levi Earnest-Morrison named as Sydenham stab victim

A teenage boy who was stabbed to death in Sydenham on Saturday has been named as police confirm a woman, 36, has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Met Police reported that officers were called to reports of a stabbing at the junction of Hazel Grove and Sydenham Road at around 7:19pm on April 10.

A 17-year-old male was found lying on the ground with stab wounds when officers and paramedics arrived, but despite their efforts and those of the air ambulance, he was pronounced dead shortly after 8pm.

Police cordon pictured at Sydenham High Street Credit: @Ba_Ba_Bang

Police cordon pictured at Sydenham High Street Credit: @Ba_Ba_Bang

The victim has now been identified as Levi Ernest-Morrison, and his family are being supported by specialist officers, police said.

A post-mortem examination on Monday gave his preliminary cause of death as a stab wound leading to catastrophic bleed.

An investigation is under way and is being led by detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command.

Met Police added that a 36-year-old woman was arrested on Sunday, April 11, on suspicion of murder, and remains in custody.

UPDATE: Police have corrected the woman’s age to 36, not 35.

Detective Chief Inspector Mick Norman, who is leading the investigation, said: “We are appealing for anyone who was in the area on Saturday evening to come forward and speak with us.

“One piece of information, no matter how small, could prove vital in us being able to provide Levi’s family with the answers they need.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident is urged to call 101, providing the reference CAD6072/10APR, or to contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Bristol – Metro