Today the BBC is reporting that Lyle Tulloch, 15, from Peckham, was fatally stabbed in a stairwell at Newall House, Borough, on Saturday.
Regrettably that makes Lyle Tulloch the 12th teenager to be murdered in London this year.
Thankfully it has been over a month since our last teen murder on 27th March.
Our new mayor rightly highlighted this issue during his campaign. Now he has to be seen to act swiftly to make a difference.
1 January: Henry Bolombi, 18, stabbed
5 January: Faridon Alizada, 18, stabbed
21 January: Boduka Mudianga, 18, stabbed
26 January: Fuad Buraleh, 19, beaten
19 February: Sunday Essiet, 15, stabbed
29 February: Ofiyke Nmezu, 16, beaten
2 March: Teng Le, 17, stabbed
13 March: Michael Jones, 18, beaten
15 March: Nicholas Clarke, 19, shot
27 March: Devoe Roach, 17, stabbed
27 March: Amro Elbadawi, 14, stabbed
3 May: Lyle Tulloch, 15, stabbed