Nick Pearton, 16, Stabbed to Death by Gang in London
Nick Pearton, 16, Stabbed to Death By Gang of Youths in London
Nick Pearton died in his mother's arms after he was stabbed by a gang of youths and chased in Sydenham. He apparently managed to stumble in to a fast food shop after being stabbed, where his mother came running after being told by her younger son what had happened according to the Daily Mail.
He was pronounced dead after being transported to hospital, and a neighbor told the Mail, that Pearton's mom was so distraught, she was just screaming over and over.
'She was so unbelievably distraught at that point I can't even imagine the state she would have been in when she went to the hospital and she was told her son was dead.
A few male youths have been arrested after the stabbing and witnesses said that they saw a gang of males carrying items like sticks, baseball bats and knives chase Pearton across a park and caught up to him, reportedly stabbing and beating him.
The community is in shock over the incident and the violence,
One neighbour who had been comforting the Peartons described them as 'totally shell-shocked'.
She said: 'It's been a terrible shock. We are a really tight-knit community. We all know each other.
It is not known what the argument was about, but this brings the number of teenage killings in London in 2010 to 10.
A Facebook memorial group has been set up for Nick Pearton, who also has a Facebook account, and Jamie Dosey-Lee Bieber, who is believed to be Pearton's girlfriend according to the Mail, wrote 'I love you baby' and 'my ginger' on her Facebook page.
Police are still asking for anyone with information about the stabbing to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.