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Two arrests in schoolboy bus stabbing

TORN APART: Yemurai in happier times pictured here with his mother Sharon Jambawo

TWO TEENAGERS are being held at a south London police station over the murder of 16-year-old Yemurai Kanyangarara.

Detectives arrested a 15-year-old from Peckham and a 14-year-old from Camberwell on suspicion of murdering the schoolboy last Friday.

Yemurai, of Belvedere, was stabbed in the neck as he made his way from Bexleyheath with a friend on the number 96.

As he alighted the bus in Upper Wickham Lane, Welling, south east London, Yemurai was approached by three teenage boys.

One of the boys took out a weapon, thought to be a knife, before plunging in into the teenager's neck in broad daylight.

His attackers then fled leaving Yemurai bleeding at the scene. Detectives called it one of the most brutal killings they had witnessed.

Yemurai, originally from Zimbabwe, was taken by ambulance to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in Woolwich, but he died in the early evening.

A post-mortem gave cause of death as a single stab wound to the neck.

The 16-year-old had recently sat his GCSEs exams at St Columba's Catholic Boys' School in Bexleyheath. He came to the UK when he was just a toddler.

Yemurai was the eighth teenager to be murdered in the capital since January.

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