A teen has been charged with the murder of 18-year-old Sian Simpson who was knifed to death in Croydon on Tuesday night.

Unemployed Chelsea Bennett, 18, of Gilroy Court Hotel in London Road, will appear at Croydon Magistrates' Court this morning.

Sian Simpson, who was studying for her A-levels at Carshalton College, was killed during a disturbance in Mann Close, off Scarbrook Road, at around 7.50pm.

Police were called to the area where they found Sian suffering from a single stab wound.

She was rushed to Mayday Hospital where she later died.

A second 18-year-old woman has been released on bail to return to a south London police station on July 4, pending further inquiries.

Sian's aunt, Cheryl Simpson, who visited the scene of her neice's death, paid tribute to Sian.

She said: "She was just like any other normal teenager. She was family orientated and a little bit feisty."

She added: "I came to lay flowers and see where her life ended."

Sian, who has three sisters and one brother, was described by her aunt as very ambitious and had been planning to study for an accountancy apprenticeship.

A postmortem examination was held this afternoon and an inquest opened in due course.

The murder is being investigated by officers from the Homicide and Serious Crimes Directorate.

Anyone with information is urged to call the incident room on 020 8721 4005 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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