A 15-year-old boy who was stabbed to death in Croydon the day before New Year’s Eve has been named by police as Zaian Aimable-Lina.
The teenager died at the scene of the attack in Ashburton Park after being stabbed in the heart, the Metropolitan Police said.
A 15-year-old boy who was arrested on suspicion of murder has been released on bail to a date in late January.
Detectives are continuing to appeal for any witnesses to the attack to come forward.
A second fatal stabbing, where a 16-year-old boy was killed in Yiewsley, west London, less than an hour later, made 2021 the deadliest year on record for teenage homicides in London.