A young man has died after being stabbed in broad daylight in south London as the capital’s knife crime crisis continues.
The victim, 20, was pronounced dead at the scene on Tuesday afternoon at Stockwell Road in Lambeth.
He was found with a number of stab wounds just before 3pm and could not be saved despite the best efforts of emergency service workers.
There have been no arrests but a section 60 order – allowing police to stop and search people – is in place for the SW9 area until 6am on Wednesday.
‘The aim of this is to help prevent further violence’, the Met said in a statement.
The victim’s next of kin have been informed. One witness described consoling his mother, who tragically did not make it to the crime scene before her son died.
On the same day, two teenagers were also knifed outside their schools.
A 15-year-old girl was slashed in the leg by a ‘masked’ man outside her secondary school in Eltham, south east London. A male, believed to be in his teens, has been arrested on suspicion of Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH).
Another teenager was attacked just hours earlier outside Bromley college. Police were called to the scene at 1.15pm and found an 18-year-old ‘suffering from a slash injury’.
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