A 17-year-old student was knifed to death outside a London Tube station in the capital’s second fatal stabbing in 24 hours.

Malcolm Mide-Madariola has been identified as the teenager killed outside Clapham South station, Scotland Yard said.

The college student from Peckham, south east London, was attacked at about 4.35pm on Friday.

Police activity outside Clapham South tube station after a 17-year-old boy was fatally stabbed. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday November 2, 2018. See PA story POLICE Clapham. Photo credit should read: David Wilcock/PA Wire
Malcolm Mide-Madariola died after he was stabbed outside Clapham South station (Picture: PA)

It came just a day after Jay Hughes, 15, was killed in a ‘premeditated attack’ near a Morley’s chicken shop in Bellingham, at 5.20pm on Thursday.

Floral tributes have been placed near the station in memory of Malcolm, who died in hospital.

A 17-year-old girl, who asked not to be named, described him as hard-working, adding: ‘He was sweet and nice and he always used to message me if he knew I was sad.’

Malcolm was stabbed a ‘few minutes’ after an ‘altercation’ between two groups of youths, according to Detective Chief Inspector John Massey of the homicide and major crime command.

Flowers left at scene in Randlesdown Road in Bellingham, south-east London, where a 15-year-old boy was fatally stabbed. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday November 2, 2018. Officers were called at around 5.20pm on Thursday to Randlesdown Road to reports of a stabbing. See PA story POLICE Bellingham. Photo credit should read: Emma Bowden/PA Wire
Flowers have been left at Randlesdown Road in Bellingham, where Jay Hughes was killed (Picture: PA)

He said: ‘We are confident that our investigation will lead us to the person or people responsible, but we do need to speak with more witnesses and I am appealing for anyone with information to come forward.’

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Meanwhile, Jay’s family paid tribute to a boy who was ‘very bright and brilliant at art.

No arrests have been made in relation to either stabbing.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan offered his condolences to the families and said their deaths were ‘a terrible waste of young lives’.

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