Man, 30s, stabbed to death in early hours in London street

Cops were called at around 2.35am this morning to reports of a man stabbed in Lordship Lane, near the junction with East Dulwich Grove.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended.

The victim, believed to be aged in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene at 3.04am.

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 stage and inquiries are ongoing.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting CAD 1048/10feb or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

LAWLESS LONDON

The man is the tenth person to die from violent attacks in London this year.

Last week 19-year-old Lajean Richards, 19, was stabbed to death outside his family home – less than a five-minute walk from Prince George's £17,000-a-year Thomas's School in Battersea.

His mum Lavern Joseph said: "Lejean was a loving son and brother, a young man determined to turn his life around.

"He will be sorely grieved by his family and friends and all that knew him."

On Wednesday morning the Metropolitan Police said two men, aged 19 and 27, had been arrested on suspicion of murder after presenting themselves at a central London hospital.

Knife crime and shootings are on the rise fuelled by gang rivalry and disputes over drug markets.

Last year's homicide rate in the capital was the highest in a decade, with 132 violent deaths in London.

The Mayor of London warned it could take a "decade" to turn the tide of violent crime.



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