A man in his twenties has died after being knifed in a property on a south London street, where homes regularly sell for upwards of £1million.
The victim was discovered at a home on Drakefield Road in Tooting in the early hours of the morning. Police and paramedics were called to the property, which is close to Tooting Bec Tube Station. But, he could not be saved and died in hospital shortly after arriving in the accident and emergency department.
Metropolitan police say they are still trying to establish the man’s identify and, as a result, his next of kin have not yet been informed of his death. A post mortem examination is set to take place to officially determine the cause of death.
Police have arrested a second man, 29, who also had knife wounds, on suspicion of murder. He was taken to hospital for treatment, but has since been released and taken into custody.
A girl, 17, was also rushed to hospital after suffering stab wounds to her hands. Her condition is not described as life threatening. It is understood that all three people involved in the incident were known to each other. Police are urging anyone with information about the incident itself, or what may have led up to it, to get in touch.
Detectives from homicide and the Met Police’s Major Crime Command are heading up the murder inquiry. This latest incident follows a spate of stabbings in Tooting. In October last year, a police helicopter was scrambled to search for a missing child, after two people understood to have been responsible for their care were stabbed. Two months before that, a 20 year old trainee electrician was stabbed to death just yards away from the home of London mayor Sadiq Khan. He was knifed in the back after being ambushed by a gang.