Four men have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the fatal stabbing of teenager John Ogunjobi (pictured)
Four men have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the fatal stabbing of teenager John Ogunjobi, police have said.
The 16-year-old, from Tulse Hill, south London, died from his injuries after being attacked on November 5.
Detectives said on Monday they had arrested four men, aged 22, 20, 21 and 23, who have been taken into custody at south London police stations for questioning.
Officers were initially called to Greenleaf Close, Tulse Hill, shortly before 11pm on the day of the attack, finding the teenager collapsed in the street with stab injuries.
Despite the efforts of paramedics he was later pronounced dead at the scene.
The teenager died in front of his devastated parents, with one witness describing his mother’s screams.
Metropolitan Police officers returned to the scene a week on from the attack to appeal for any witnesses to come forward.
Officers also asked for anyone who may have captured footage or images of the incident on their mobile phone to get in contact.
16-year-old John died after being stabbed in Tulse Hill, south London, on Bonfire night
Local youngsters left flowers at the scene of the latest murder in Tulse Hill in South London, where John became the fifth stabbing death in the capital in the seven days
Detective Chief Inspector Richard Vandenbergh said: ‘We believe the victim was attacked by a number of suspects and the altercation would have undoubtedly drawn the attention of those who were in the vicinity.
‘Did you see or hear anything? If so, no matter how insignificant you think it may be, please call – your information could prove to be crucial.’
Police earlier confirmed that a post-mortem examination found the teenager’s cause of death to be a stab wound.
In the week from October 31, John Ogunjobi was one of five people stabbed to death in London in separate killings.
So far in the capital this year there have been 119 violent deaths, including two cases that are being treated as self-defence.