New Cross stabbing: Teenage victim named as Teon Campbell-Pitter by Met Police

Detectives launched a murder investigation last night after Teon Campbell-Pitter, 16, from Lewisham, was stabbed in daylight near Fordham Park.

The teenage victim of a fatal stabbing in New Cross, southeast London, has been named by the Met Police as 16-year-old Teon Campbell-Pitter.

Detectives launched a murder investigation last night after the teenager, from Lewisham, was stabbed in daylight near Fordham Park.

No arrests have yet been made and police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Coaches at the Double Jab boxing club at the Moonshot Centre paid tribute to Teon as a “beloved son” who had “his whole life ahead of him”.

Teon Campbell-Pitter was stabbed to death in Lewisham. Photo: Met Police

In a statement from the squad, whose logo reads ‘Jab Don’t Stab’, posted to Instagram, a spokesperson said: “It is with an extremely heavy heart that we have to announce the passing of one of our junior members who was fatally stabbed this evening outside of our gym.

“A 16-year-old boy with his whole life ahead of him taken too soon by knife crime.

“It is these devastating moments which highlight how urgent our fight against knife crime is.

“As a club we work tirelessly to give young people an alternative, but we need our entire community to recognise the duty we share in creating change.

“This simply cannot keep happening to young people.

“Our hearts are with the family of the young man, who are now facing the loss of their beloved son.

“We are devastated.”

Det Sgt Danny Gosling, from the Met, said: “A young man has lost his life following this senseless attack and I am acutely aware of the concern and shock that will resonate through the local community.

“I want to reassure people that a team of experienced detectives are investigating Teon’s murder and they will do everything within their power to identify and arrest those responsible.

“But they need your help and I would appeal to those who have information to do the right thing by Teon’s family and friends and tell police what you know.”

Officers were called at 4.06pm on Wednesday, April 13, to a venue in Angus Street, New Cross, due to reports of a “fight in progress”.

Teon was found at the scene with fatal stab injuries.

Paramedics also attended, provided emergency first aid, and dispatched the air ambulance.

But despite their best efforts, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

His family have been made aware.

Formal identification and a post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

Enquiries are ongoing.

Teon Campbell-Pitter was stabbed to death in Lewisham. Photo: Met Police

Det Ch Insp Nigel Penney, who is leading the investigation, said: “Teon was attacked in broad daylight in an area that was busy with people on a Wednesday afternoon.

“I would like to thank those who have already come forward and spoken to police about what they saw but I know there will be others who have yet to do so.

“I would urge you to make contact and provide us with any information you have, no matter how insignificant it may seem.

“We are building a picture of the events that led to Teon’s murder, and your information could prove to be a vital piece of that picture.

“I would also appeal to anyone who took pictures or filmed the events around the time of this attack; again – please get in contact with us and share what you have.

“All information will be treated in the strictest of confidence but if you don’t feel comfortable speaking to police, you can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously.”

Det Sgt Gosling added: “Residents in the New Cross area will see an increased police presence in the coming days, including local officers.

“If you have any concerns, or have information that could assist, please approach them and speak to them.”

The boxing gym will remain closed for the remainder of the week while the police investigate and “out of respect for our member”, the club said.

The spokesperson added: “We will not be answering any specific questions about the incident or the people involved.”

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8721 4622 or tweet @MetCC.

Alternatively, you can leave information with the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or at www.crimestoppers.org