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Murder investigation launched in Lambeth

News   •   Jul 26, 2018 09:37 BST

A murder investigation has been launched after a fatal stabbing in Lambeth.

Police were called at approximately 18:55hrs on Wednesday, 25 July to reports of a man found with stab injuries in Denmark Road, SE5.

Officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service.

An 18-year-old man was found suffering from stab injuries. He was taken to a south London hospital with life-threatening injuries. He was pronounced dead at 00:22hrs on Thursday, 26 July.

Formal identification awaits. His next of kin have been informed.

A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

Initial enquires have established that the victim was on a moped with someone else who left him at the scene and drove off. Members of the public immediately came to the victim's aid, administering first aid prior to the arrival of the emergency services.

The Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating led by Detective Chief Inspector Simon Harding.

There have been no arrests and enquiries continue.

DCI Harding, said: “This is a tragic incident which has resulted in yet another young person being fatally stabbed in London. We are appealing for anyone with information to come forward, we need to trace the moped and also the person who brought the victim to the scene, it’s important we establish where the victim initially received his injuries. Anyone who saw the moped make off from the scene we equally need to hear from them.”

Any witnesses or anyone with information should contact the Homicide and Major Crime Command on 0208 721 4205 or call 101 quoting CAD 6605/25 July. 

Information can also be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org