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Police appeal following fatal stabbing in Lambeth

News   •   Aug 29, 2019 15:33 BST

Detectives investigating a fatal stabbing in Lambeth are appealing for witnesses.

Police were called at 12:07hrs on Thursday, 29 August, to reports of a stabbing on Brixton Hill, SW2.

Officers, the London Ambulance Service (LAS) and London’s Air Ambulance attended the scene and found a 39-year-old man suffering from a stab wound.

He was taken by LAS to a south London hospital where he sadly died a short time later.

Next of kin have been notified. A post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.

A crime scene and road closures are currently in place on Brixton Hill, at the junction with New Park Road.

Police have arrested two males [no further details] on suspicion of attempted murder. They have been taken to a south London police station where they remain at this time.

At this early stage officers retain an open mind as to motive. Enquiries continue.

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information should call 101 quoting reference 3334/29Aug, Tweet @MetCC or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Do you know about someone who is carrying a knife? If you have information that could help keep your community safe, but don’t want to speak to police, please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They do not ask your name and cannot trace your call or I.P address.

Any young people who have either information about violence or knife crime, can visit www.fearless.org where they can pass on information anonymously – your I.P address will not be traced. Fearless is part of the Crimestoppers charity, and is also independent of the police.