Police have named the 17-year-old boy stabbed to death on a Brixton estate on Sunday as Alim Uddin.
Police found the victim with multiple stab wounds in Tilford House, Holmewood Gardens at 5pm on Sunday. He was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
A 16-year-old boy was arrested yesterday on suspicion of murder and is being held at a south London police station.
In an emotional interview with the Standard, the victim’s mother called for justice for her son’s death.
She told the newspaper: “Our children are being killed and nothing is being done. It happens in broad daylight, every day they are being attacked. They are dying like dogs. It’s making our lives a living hell.”
A post-mortem examination took place yesterday at Greenwich mortuary and gave thecause of death as “multiple incised wounds”.
In February another young man, 20-year-old Dwayne Simpson, from Stockwell, died in hopsital after being found stabbed in St John’s Crescent Brixton. Earlier the same month Babafemi Junaid, 18, was killed by a single stab wound to the chest. He was found slumped in a car near Stockwell Tube Station.
Police are asking anyone with information which may help them to contact the incident room on 020 8721 4054 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.