Two men have been arrested following the fatal stabbing of a 16-year-old boy in Croydon.

The Metropolitan Police said a 19-year-old man was arrested on Monday at an address in Croydon on suspicion of murder over the incident on Friday.

The victim died in hospital on Sunday, police said, and his next of kin have been informed.

Officers were called at about 3pm on Friday by staff at a south London hospital. He had been taken there in a private vehicle by members of the public.

The Met said the boy had been stabbed a short time earlier in Bensham Manor Road near the junction with Swain Road, Thornton Heath.

Officers said they also arrested a 22-year-old man on Monday at the same address in Croydon on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

Detective Chief Inspector Kate Blackburn said: “I am directly appealing for information from anyone who may have witnessed the incident and is able to help us with our inquiries.

“We are especially urging anyone with dashcam or CCTV footage from in or around Bensham Manor Road at around 2.45pm on Friday afternoon to get in touch with us.

“We believe the victim was stabbed in Bensham Manor Road following an incident with two people riding a moped. As such, we are also urging people to think back and consider if they may have seen the moped before or after the stabbing or have knowledge of the incident.

“No matter how insignificant the information may seem to you, please contact the police as soon as possible.

“I appreciate the local community’s support and understanding while we continue to conduct our inquiries. At this stage of the investigation I do not believe that this murder is linked to any other homicides or other violent incidents.”

Anyone who may be able to help is asked to call police on 101, ref 4198/09jul. To remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.