The girl, aged about two, had her face pressed up against the glass as she watched the horror outside
Wandsworth stabbing: Toddler sees aftermath of horror knife attack that left boy, 15, dead

Published: 30 October 2020, 4:38 PM

Post Desk : A boy aged 15 was killed in a double stabbing in south London — as a toddler inside a supermarket watched paramedics desperately trying to save a victim.

The girl, aged about two, had her face pressed up against the glass as she watched the horror outside, before her mother realised what was going on and scooped her up.

Police officers on patrol had come across a fight near the Southside shopping centre in Wandsworth shortly before 5pm yesterday.

Two teenagers were wounded, although Scotland Yard initially said there were three victims. One died in hospital from his injuries. The other boy, also 15, remains in hospital but their condition is not life-threatening.

A supermarket worker said: “It was a horrible thing for that little girl to see. The boy injured outside Sainsbury’s was in a terrible way. The paramedics worked so hard on him giving CPR. Loads of people were still shopping. Staff were trying to do whatever they could to help.”

Another witness said: “It was totally shocking. It was right outside the store. There was a group of other boys looking on and shoppers inside.”

A shopper said: “It was an awful thing for the little girl to see.”

Scotland Yard said two males, aged 17 and 19, were arrested after the fight.

The death is the 107th homicide investigation launched by the Met and British Transport Police in 2020, compared with 118 at this time last year.

The victim is the 13th teenager to be violently killed in London this year.

Detective Chief Inspector Vicky Tunstall, of the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said: “My deepest condolences are with the family of this young man. I want to reassure them that my team and I are working to give them the answers they deserve.