NEWS
10/02/2019 16:52 GMT

East Dulwich Stabbing: Man Knifed To Death In South East London

Victim pronounced dead at the scene.

A man has been stabbed to death in a street in south east London in the latest wave of violence in the capital.

The victim, believed to be aged in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene in Lordship Lane in East Dulwich shortly after 3am on Sunday.

No arrests have been made and inquiries into what happened were continuing, the Metropolitan police said.

Formal identification and a postmortem examination would take place in due course, the force added. Police appealed for information.

Local MP Helen Hayes said she was “appalled to learn of the fatal stabbing” which had left another family “devastated.”

Elsewhere in the capital, a 23-year-old man was critically injured after being stabbed in Neasden, north west London.

Emergency services were called to Cairnfield Avenue at about 10.45pm on Saturday, and took the victim to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

A 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and a 24-year-old woman was held on suspicion of assisting an offender. Both remain in custody.

The Met said: “Police were called at approximately 02.35hrs on Sunday, 10 February, to reports of a man stabbed in Lordship Lane, near the junction with East Dulwich Grove, SE22.

“Officers and London Ambulance Service attended. The victim, believed to be aged in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene at 03.04hrs. Formal identification and a post-mortem examination will be arranged in due course.

“Road closures remain in place around the scene. Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating.

“There have been no arrests at this early stage. Enquiries into the circumstances remain ongoing.

“Any witnesses, or anyone with information, should call police on 101 quoting CAD 1048/10feb. To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”