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Moped passenger knifed to death in broad daylight

The incident happened on a residential street in south London

POLICE are hunting the killers of an 18-year-old who was fatally stabbed and callously left for dead in broad daylight.

The victim — who is yet to be named — was the pillion passenger on a moped before he was dumped by the rider near King’s College Hospital in Camberwell, south east London.

After being pushed off the bike he landed on the bonnet of a car and rolled off into the gutter in Denmark Road.

Horrified eye-witnesses told how the moped rider screamed ‘help him, help him!’ before speeding off, leaving the bleeding victim behind.

The teenager — who it is thought was knifed nearby and then transported on the moped — was taken to the hospital after being found just before 7pm.

But he was pronounced dead in the early hours of this morning, triggering what is understood to be the 90th murder inquiry launched in the capital this year.

Scene of the crime: Blood marks on Denmark Road, Camberwell PICTURE: SWNS

The victim is the eighteenth teenager to be murder in London since Christmas, 13 of whom have been fatally stabbed.

Owners of a car repair shop, opposite where the teen was dumped, captured the moment on their CCTV.

A mechanic claimed that the moped driver — dressed all in black — was unsteady on the road, with his wounded passenger ‘wobbling’ from his injuries.

Abu Kamara, a community leader who has lived on Denmark Road for 10 years, said the incident was ‘too close to home’ and has left him with ‘worries beyond belief’.

Mr Kamara, 50, said: ‘Two boys came along towards Coldharbour Lane on a moped.

‘It was going fast — real fast — before they reached the outside of my flat.

‘The driver pushed the boy off and began shouting.

‘He said “Help him! Help him!” There was a lot of blood.

‘Then he drove off fast. People were shouting after him, saying “How can you leave?”‘

Mr Kamara, a father-of-two, fears for his children’s safety after seeing the death.

He added: ‘Kids watched that boy die: what must they think? How will it affect them?’

Detective Chief Inspector Simon Harding, of the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: ‘This is a tragic incident which has resulted in yet another young person being fatally stabbed in London.

‘We are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

‘We need to trace the moped and also the person who brought the victim to the scene.

‘It’s important we establish where the victim initially received his injuries. Anyone who saw the moped make off from the scene we equally need to hear from them.’