The victim of a fatal stabbing in Croydon on Thursday (November 18) has been named by officers investigating the case.

On Sunday (November 21) the Met Police confirmed that the victim had been 14-year-old Jermaine Cools, from the Croydon area.

Police shared images of Jermaine on Sunday as they continued to appeal for information, describing how his family had been left "devastated" by the killing.

As the Croydon Guardian reported, officers were called to London Road, close to West Croydon Station, at 6.41pm on Thursday to reports of a fight involving a number of people.

Officers attended but no suspects or victims were found.

Around 7pm, a 14-year-old boy later named as Jermaine self-presented at a south London hospital with stab wounds.

Despite the efforts of doctors at the hospital, he died a short time later. Police said his next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

A post-mortem examination gave Jermaine’s cause of death as multiple stab wounds.

"While our investigation continues to make good progress I am still appealing to anyone who witnessed this fight in the vicinity of West Croydon station on Thursday evening to come forward," Detective Chief Inspector Richard Vandenbergh from the Met's Specialist Crime who leads the investigation said.

"I am also keen to hear from any road users who may have captured events on dashcam – your footage could prove to be vital in piecing together what happened. Jermaine’s family have been left devastated by his murder and we need to identify the person responsible for this; if you can help please get in touch with my team or you can leave information anonymously with Crimestoppers," he added.

There have been no arrests so far as enquiries in the investigation continue.

Any witnesses, or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101, quoting reference CAD 6179/18Nov, tweet @MetCC or call Crimestoppers, 100 per cent anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Information, including any footage and pictures, can also be provided via this online portal.