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Stabbing victim found bleeding to death outside hospital

A man in his 20s has died after being found outside a hospital bleeding to death.

The unidentified victim suffered a number of stab injuries before being driven to a London A&E department by a friend.

Police found him outside King’s College Hospital in Denmark Hill in the early hours of this morning.

Officers were dealing with another case when they happened upon the gravely injured man shortly before 5am. 

He was being taken for medical help after being attacked in Clapham High Street minutes earlier, it is believed.

Officers administered first aid and arranged for the man to be treated by medics but he died a short time later.

His family have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers while formal identification and a post-mortem examination are yet to be arranged.

Detective inspector Matt Denby said: ‘As I begin work alongside dedicated colleagues and homicide investigators, my thoughts and sympathies are with this man’s family and friends.

‘I can assure them of our total commitment to finding whoever was responsible and bring them to justice.

‘I am appealing for any witnesses who are yet to speak with police to make contact with us and share what they saw or anything they know that may assist the investigation.

‘Cordons are in place and a full forensic examination of the scene is under way.

‘Members of the public will see officers working in the Clapham area throughout the day. If local people have any information or concerns, please speak with those officers.’

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