And we are only in April – a lot of teenagers dying not to mention a lot of them getting arrested too. Collapse of the family unit, values, ethics, morals not to mention terrible education and lack of opportunities given to young people is the cause of this.
Full report via the mylondon.news website below…
Members of the public frantically fought to save the 17-year-old boy who was stabbed on a busy South London road before later sucumbing to his injuries.
Before emergency services arrived a 999 operator relayed desperate instructions to passerbys as they held a towel to the stab wound to try stop the bleeding.
Police were called to Sydenham Road by the junction with Hazel Road at around 7.20pm on April 10 to reports of a man lying injured on the ground.
Despite the best efforts of the people who tried to save him and the first responders the 17-year-old was pronounced dead shortly after 8pm.
In a video of the incident, seen by MyLondon but too gruesome to publish, you can hear the frantic instructions relayed between a 999 operator and the members of the public trying to save the teenager.
Instructions trying to save the boy’s life were being told to a man on the phone who was passing them on to those with the boy.
He can be heard saying: “We’ve got a towel, we’ve got a towel. He’s doing that, he’s holding it firmly on the wound. What else should he do?”
The stress of the situation can be heard in the voices of those at the scene.
The man continued: “She said to lift the towel and see if the bleeding is under control.”
Someone replies says ‘No, no’ and then man on the phone tells the operator: “It’s not under control! It’s still bleeding, we can’t lift it.
The person on the phone asks if they should do chest compressions and the operator can be heard saying no.
The man continues: “She said hold it firmer. Hold it firmer.”
The boy was bleeding badly from a single stab wound according to the witnesses.
The man on the phone frantically asked: “What else do you need me to do? What else do you need me to do now?!”
He continues relaying information: “There’s one stab wound. He’s non responsive.
“Is he breathing?”
Those with the boy reply: “Yes, yes, yes. Only just.”
The man passing on the instructions said: “Keep on holding on the wound. Reassure him, keep on speaking to him.”
He then told the 999 operator: “Yes he’s still awake. They can feel him breathing. He’s awake.”
Members of the public can be heard repeatedly asking where the ambulance is.
One says: “As soon as the scene is safe they can approach.”
The man on the phone then can be heard saying: “I’ve been on the phone to you for 16 minutes you know. This is very bad.”
He then continued: “They’re waiting for gun police before they send help.”
A woman can be heard reassuring him, saying “They’ll be sending it while you’re on the phone”.
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said: “Police were called to Hazel Grove, junction with Sydenham Road, at 7.19pm on Saturday April 10 after reports of a male lying injured on the ground.
“Officers attended with medics from the London Ambulance Service and the London Air Ambulance. They found a 17-year-old male who had been stabbed.
“Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, he was pronounced dead shortly after 8pm. His next of kin have been informed.
“A crime scene is in place and the public can expect to see an increased police presence in the area in the coming hours.
“Anyone who witnessed the incident is urged to call 101, providing the reference CAD6072/10APR.
“Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers, anonymously, by calling 0800 555 111.”