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Schoolboy stabbed to death on way home from cinema

The family of a schoolboy stabbed to death in a street today called on parents to do more to stop teenagers getting involved in gang violence.

Jermaine Goupall

Jermaine Goupall, 15, was murdered opposite a Costcutter food store in Thornton Heath, Croydon, south London.

Jermaine Goupall

He was the 15th teenager to die violently in the capital this year and one of two victims in one day.

His sister Tilisha told ITV News the aspiring architect was attacked on his way home from the cinema.

He wasn't a target, he was wrong place at wrong time. It's becoming pandemic in terms of it's happening everywhere.

I know that the police are doing what they can but it's also for the parents to come forward and try and help their children come off the streets even if it's just checking what they're wearing or checking what they've got on them before they go out.

He was a fun loving person. He had an open heart and he cared about everybody and he was very sociable.

– TILISHA GOUPALL, SISTER