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Croydon stabbing: Boy, 15, who was killed in south London is named as Zaian Aimable-Lina

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.

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