The Metropolitan Police has released a further statement after a 17-year-old boy was stabbed to death in Sutton.

The incident happened in Sutton High Street at around 7.10pm on December 5.

Officers, London Ambulance Service crews and an air ambulance were called to the scene.

An incident response officer, an ambulance crew, and a medic in a fast-response car also attended.

The teenager was treated at the scene but was pronounced dead shortly after.

His next of kin have been notified and are being supported by specialist officers.

A post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.

No arrests have been made following the incident.

In an update released by Met Police today (December 7), Superintendent Lewis Collins said: “I know that those that live, work and visit Sutton and will be shocked and concerned, as am I, by the recent death of such a young person.

“Our thoughts are with family and friends at this time.

“Sutton Police will be working alongside our homicide colleagues and local partners, to ensure that we provide reassurance and visible presence across Sutton.

“We will continue to work to drive down Knife Crime and violence across the borough and bring offenders to justice.

“Officers will be dedicated to reassurance patrols within the town centre and will be attending multiple festive events across Sutton over the weeks leading up to the festive period.

“If you have any concerns please approach one of the team or get in though with your local neighbour team.”

Sutton High Street was partially cordoned off by police officers in pictures as the incident was dealt with.

A large yellow tent was erected in the distance with police tape surrounding it.

Detective Chief Inspector Mike Nolan of the Met’s Specialist Crime Command said: “This afternoon, as Londoners go about their day, a family is reeling from the shock of losing a young family member to violence in our city.

“Help us identify and remove the dangerous individual responsible from your streets - tell us what you know, what you have heard, or share any images or footage you may have.

“My officers are waiting to hear from you, whether you call, email, or speak anonymously through Crimestoppers – If you can help please do the right thing and get in touch.

“Our investigation, though in its early stages, is moving at a pace and while we work to establish the circumstances surrounding the murder, our thoughts are with the young man’s family as they struggle to come to terms with their loss.”

Sutton Train Station was closed yesterday as the incident was dealt with but has since reopened.

Chief Superintendent Andy Brittain, leading policing for the Met’s South Area Command, said: “I know that those who live and work in Sutton will be shocked and saddened at the loss of a young life on the streets that they call home.

“I share those emotions and would like to reassure local people that we are doing everything we can to support our homicide colleagues in identifying and apprehending the person, or persons responsible.

“I urge anyone who is concerned to approach officers on patrol and speak with them or get in touch with their Neighbourhood policing team.

“Our thoughts are with the victim’s family at this sad time.

“I would like to thank the community for their patience as we carry out our enquiries, and urge anyone with information concerning this incident to get in touch.”

A spokesperson for Metropolitan Police said: “Police and London Ambulance Service were called to Sutton High Street at about 19:10hrs on Tuesday, 5 December, following reports that a teenager had been stabbed.

“On arrival, officers found a 17-year-old boy suffering with stab wounds.

“They provided first aid until medics arrived, but despite the best efforts of emergency services to save him, he sadly died at the scene.

“Next of kin have been notified and they are being supported by specialist officers.

“A post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.

“At this early stage there have been no arrests.

“A crime scene remains in place in the vicinity of Sutton Railway Station while the scene is forensicated and local enquiries are conducted.”

A spokesperson for London Ambulance Service said: “We were called yesterday (5 December) at 7:02pm to reports of a stabbing on Sutton High Street, SM1. 

“We sent a number of resources to the scene, including an incident response officer, an ambulance crew, and a medic in a fast-response car.

“We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance, which consisted of a trauma team by car.

“Our crews treated a person. Sadly, despite the team’s best efforts, the patient was pronounced dead at the scene.”