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Police launch murder hunt after 30th stabbing in London this year

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a 20-year-old man died in the 30th fatal stabbing in the capital this year.

The incident happened in the early hours of the morning in the Earlsfield area of south London.

Police were called at around 1.10am following reports that a man had been found injured in Ellerton Road.

When officers and paramedics arrived at the scene they discovered a 20-year-old man suffering from a stab wound.

Despite their efforts they were unable to save his life and he was declared dead at the scene shortly before 2am.

It is believed the victim had been drinking in a bar in Garratt Road and was attacked after leaving.

Scotland Yard said the victim’s family had been informed, but he is yet to be formally identified.

A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody at a west London police station.

The murder takes to 30 the number of people stabbed in the capital since the beginning of the year.

There have been 30 murders in the capital this year

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In February, London overtook New York in terms of the number, with 15 killed in the capial against 14 in the US city.

Eight Londoners have been murdered in the six days between March 14 and March 20.

The Homicide and Major Crime Command are leading the investigating into the latest stabbing.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Cranwell said: “Sadly, another family has been left devastated with the tragic death of a young man from an act of violence. We are appealing to anyone who was in the area to come forward.

“We know that the victim left a bar in Garratt Lane, SW18 at 01:05hrs and then seven minutes later he was found on Ellerton Road at the junction with Burntwood Lane. “

Police have appealed for anyone who was in the area at the time to come forward and contact them.

Article Source : https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/04/01/police-launch-murder-hunt-30th-stabbing-london-year/

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