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.
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.
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.’
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’.