Source: United Kingdom London Metropolitan Police
A murder investigation has been launched in Kingston-Upon-Thames following a fatal stabbing.
Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at 02:16hrs on Sunday, 5 August to Cambridge Gardens, following reports of a stabbing.
Officers attended and found a 22-year-old man suffering from stab wounds.
Despite the efforts of members of the public and police who gave initial CPR, prior to the arrival of paramedics, he was pronounced dead at the scene at 03:02hrs.
His next of kin have been informed. Formal identification is yet to take place.
A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.
There have been no arrests and enquiries continue.
An incident room has now opened under the Homicide and Major Crime Command, led by Detective Chief Inspector Mark Cranwell.
DCI Cranwell of the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: “It is believed that the victim may have been involved in an altercation involving up to 10 people prior to being assaulted.
“We need to hear from anyone who was there who may have any information no matter how small. It could be that you were simply a witness to the incident and not directly involved, we need to eliminate you from the investigation as soon as possible.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact the incident room on 020 8721 4054 or via 101 quoting reference 939/5August. You can also tweet information to police via @MetCC
Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org
Chief Superintendent Sally Benatar, South West BCU commander, said: “Another young man has tragically lost his life to the violence of knife crime. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.
“Whilst crimes with this level of violence are rare within the borough, I appreciate that people are concerned. Officers are on duty on the Cambridge Road Estate and they are available for you to speak with if you wish to do so.
“Due to the nature of the investigation, a large area around the crime scene has had to be closed so that forensic examinations can be carried out. This will cause some short term disruption to residents but I know they will understand the reasons for this, and will provide every assistance to help the police support a family that is grieving.”