Detectives investigating the brutal killing of 15-year-old Sofyen Belamouadden at Victoria station swooped this morning on the homes of eight more teenage boys in Hammersmith.
Police carried out dawn raids across the borough, arresting seven more 16-year-olds and a 17-year-old in connection with what is believed to have been a pre-planned fight at the busy transport interchange.
The eight youths are suspected of causing violent disorder and conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm, and have been taken for questioning at a police station in south London following the arrests at 6.30am.
Sofyen, a pupil at Henry Compton School in Fullam and a promising young footballer who had been spotted by Chelsea scouts, died after being stabbed in the District Line ticket hall at Victoria during the evening rush hour on March 25.
A total of 13 other teenagers arrested earlier in the investigation have been charged with murder. They include 18-year-old Victoria Osoteku, of Greenwich, four 16-year-old boys and eight 17-year-old boys, all from south London.
They will re-appear at the Old Bailey at a later date.
Investigations are ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to call police on 020 8721 4205 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.