London teenager murdered on way to New Year's Eve party named

Kyall Partnell was stabbed on the way to a party

Kyall Parnell has been named by police

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Detectives investigating the murder of a teenager in Lambeth on New Years Eve have named the victim as 17-year-old Kyall Parnell, and made two arrests.

Parnell, from Thornton Heath, was reportedly stabbed to death on his way to a New Year's Eve party, having been chased down in front of horrified on-lookers in Tulse Hill.

The incident took place at around 10.45pm on December 31, as revellers celebrating the new year packed the streets.

Two males, both aged 16, have been arrested. One 16-year-old, from Lambeth, was arrested on suspicion of murder, while a second 16-year-old, from Thornton Heath, was arrested on suspicion of violent disorder.

The two suspects are currently in custody at police stations in south London.

Police retain an open mind as to a motive, but initial enquiries have indicated that an initial altercation may have begun on board a route 68 bus travelling towards Herne Hill shortly before the stabbing.

DI Ian Titterrell, said: "Kyall was only 17 and his death has devastated his family and those who knew him. We have made two arrests but we are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding Kyall’s death. We would urge anyone with information about what happened to contact police."

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information is urged to call the incident room on 020 8721 4005 or contact via Twitter @MetCC.

To remain anonymous, call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.