Old Kent Road fatal stabbing: Murder investigation launched in Southwark

A man died in Old Kent Road, Southwark, with knife injuries on Tuesday January 9.
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A man died with knife injuries in south London's Old Kent Road early on Tuesday morning (January 9).

Police were called at just after 7am to reports of a stabbing, and officers, along with ambulance and air ambulance paramedics, found a man who had been stabbed.

The victim, 47, died at the scene at 7.22am, despite the efforts of emergency services.

A Met Police spokesperson two people, a 54-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman, were arrested on suspicion of murder. 

On Wednesday (January 10), a 39-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder. He has been taken into custody. A crime scene and cordons remain in place. A post mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.

Detective Chief Inspector Mike Nolan, of the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said: “Early indications are that the stabbing took place inside a residential address close to where the victim was found by members of the public.

“While we are keeping an open mind concerning motive, it does appear that those present at the address at the time of the stabbing were known to each other and that there is no wider threat to the public.”

He added: ““I would like to thank everyone who came forward this morning to speak to police and local people for their patience and understanding as we go about our enquiries.

“If you have information or footage that could assist our investigation please do get in touch.”

Chief Superintendent Seb Adjei-Addoh, leading policing in Southwark, said: “I know that the community will be shocked by this incident.

“Local residents will notice a more visible police presence in the area and I urge anyone who has concerns to speak with those officers as they patrol or contact your local neighbourhood police team. Our thoughts are with the victim’s family.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information can 101 or Tweet on X @MetCC quoting 891/9DEC. To remain anonymous call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.