An investigation for murder is ongoing after the death of a stabbing teenager in central London this afternoon.

Officers and paramedics from the London Ambulance Service were called to Corrance Road, Lambeth, shortly before 2 pm, to report stabbings.

The 18-year-old was treated at the scene but his death was sadly pronounced at 14:41.

His close relatives have been informed.

A 17-year-old boy was arrested at 2:23 pm on suspicion of murder.

He was taken into custody.

A spokesman for the police said: "Crime scenes have been put in place.

"Close relatives have been informed and an autopsy will be carried out in due course." The detectives for the killings of the crime specialist have been informed. "

All witnesses or anyone with information are asked to call the police at 101, quoting CAD 3821 / 15aug or Tweet MetCC.