Two 16-year-old boys have been stabbed to death in south east London.

London's Metropolitan Police were called to reports of people injured at two locations approximately one mile apart in Greenwich at approximately 5.10pm yesterday evening.

The calls were at Sewell Road in Abbey Wood and Titmuss Avenue in Thamesmead.

"At each location, they found a 16-year-old male with stab wounds," police said.

"Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, both males have been pronounced dead this evening," they added.

Crime scenes are in place at both locations and a murder investigation into the deaths of both teenagers is under way.

Their families will be provided with support from specialist officers.

Given the proximity in time and distance of the incidents, officers will be seeking to urgently establish any link between them.

A Section 60 stop-and-search order, providing officers with additional search powers, is in place until 8am on Monday.