TWELVE teenagers have this morning been charged with the murder of 15-year-old Sofyen Belamouadden from Acton.

He was stabbed to death at London's Victoria Station on Thursday during the evening rush hour after being chased by a group of teenagers into the ticket hall.

Sofyen, of Henry Compton Secondary School in Fulham, died later at hospital from the stab wounds, a post-mortem revealed.

Police officers investigating the murder believe Sofyen's death was a pre-planned fight and DCI John McFarlane, from the Metropolitan Police Service, said: "A number of individuals travelled by various bus routes, to Victoria, carrying weapons, however I retain an open mind as to the motive at this stage.

"The incident took place during a busy rush hour and I am appealing for anyone who was there to speak with us."

Police were called at around 5.20pm to reports of a stabbing at the booking office of the District and Circle Line of the Victoria London underground station and Sofyen was pronounced dead at 6.15pm.

A number of weapons have been recovered by police and are being examined by forensics.

The 12 teenagers, aged 16 and 17 from South East and South West London have been charged with murder and are due to appear at West London Youth Court later today.

A further seven youths, aged between 15-17 have been bailed to return and a man in his 30s was also arrested and later released with no further action.

Anyone with information, should call in the incident room on 020 8721 4205 or by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.