Police investigating the fatal stabbing of Damani Mauge on a 130 bus in Croydon have charged a 16-year-old boy with murder.

The teenager suspect, from Mitcham, was arrested on Sunday, March 15, and is due to appear in court later today, Tuesday March 17.

The 16-year-old has also been charged with two other offences, attempted robbery and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

Damani, aged 17, was found with fatal stab wounds on a 130 bus on Whitehorse Lane in Croydon after police were called to reports of a stabbing on March 8.

He was pronounced dead at the scene almost 40 minutes later.

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A post-mortem examination found that the cause of death was a stab wound to the chest, police said.

His next of kin are aware and being supported by specially trained officers.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD6512/8Mar.

To give information 100% anonymously contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.