Man, 25, charged with murder after boy, 18, stabbed to death in South East London

Jay Sewell was killed this week, with his death seeing the capital's murder rate soar to a ten-year high.

Met Police today confirmed Charlie Dudley, 25, had been charged with the 18-year-old's murder.

The man, of no fixed address, will appear in custody at Croydon Magistrates' Court on Monday, 17 December.

Authorities had been called to Eltham in South East London just before 10pm on Tuesday December 11 to find Jay fatally wounded.

He was rushed to hospital with stab wounds but later died.

Five males, aged between 16 and 22, and two women, aged 29 and 53, have been released under investigation.

A 20-year-old man has also been bailed pending further enquiries as Homicide and Major Crime Command cops investigate.

It comes just days after Aron Warren, also 18, was murdered three miles away in Greenwich on Saturday night, December 8.

There have been 125 violent deaths in the capital so far this year – the largest number in a calendar year since 2009, when there were 129 – but 130 murders investigated by the Metropolitan Police in total.

Of these, there have been 72 deaths involving a knife, 13 with a gun, one using both a knife and a gun and one involving a crossbow.

The shocking figures reveal just over a third of victims were aged 16 to 24 – with 25 aged 19 and under.

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