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Investigation underway after fatal stabbing in Lambeth

News   •   Sep 15, 2020 20:08 BST

Police are investigating after a fatal stabbing in Stockwell, SW9. 

Officers were called by London Ambulance Service [LAS] at approximately 14:51hrs on Tuesday, September 15, to Stockwell Road after a man, aged 20, was found with stab injuries. 

Despite the best efforts of paramedics, he was pronounced dead at the scene. 

His next of kin has been informed. 

At this very early stage there have been no arrests.

A crime scene is in place and an investigation is underway. 

A Section 60 has been authorised for the SW9 area. 

The order came into force at 15:45hrs on Tuesday, 15 September, and will remain in place until 6am on Wednesday, 16 September. 

The aim of this is to help prevent further violence. 

BCU Commander for Lambeth and Southwark Colin Wingrove said: "This is a horrific incident and our thoughts are with the victim’s family, who have lost a loved one in such tragic circumstances.

"We are providing every support to our Specialist Crime colleagues as they investigate this terrible incident.

"I want to reassure local residents that they can expect to see an increased policing presence in the area this evening and over the coming days.

"I would urge anyone who has information they would like to share to approach those officers, call 101 or Crimestoppers. We must work together to remove violent offenders from our communities.”

Any witnesses or those with information are asked to call 101 ref CAD 4289/15 Sept.

+ We would like to hear from anyone who has information about crime, those who carry a weapon, or those who exploit others for gain or revenge, while putting young people’s lives at risk.

Community intelligence can be used to great effect to not only detect, but also prevent crime, keep London safe and save young lives. If you don’t want to speak to the police, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They are a totally independent charity and you will remain 100% anonymous - they never ask your name and they cannot trace your call, your IP address or the device you use. Alternatively, visit their website https://crimestoppers-uk.org/.

If you are worried about someone you suspect may be carrying a knife or other weapon, advice and support is also available through organisations including Knife Free https://www.knifefree.co.uk/get-help-support/ and Fearless: https://www.fearless.org/en