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Latest stabbing brings London knife death toll to 31

A young man was found fatally wounded in the street moments after he left a bar in the early hours of Easter Sunday.


File photo of police tape (Peter Byrne/PA)

File photo of police tape (Peter Byrne/PA)

File photo of police tape (Peter Byrne/PA)

A stabbing in south London has brought the number of fatal knife attacks in the capital to 31 so far this year.

The 20-year-old victim was attacked moments after leaving a bar and died in the street in the early hours of Easter Sunday.

It is the latest in a string of fatal stabbings in London and comes just days after two men were knifed to death within 12 hours of each other in the city.

Sunday’s victim, who has not yet been named, was found with a knife wound in Ellerton Road, Wandsworth, and pronounced dead at the scene, Metropolitan Police said.

He had left a bar in Garratt Lane just after 1am and was found less than 10 minutes later on Ellerton Road at the junction with Burntwood Lane, according to officers.

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.

“Did you see any vehicles or people acting suspiciously in this area at around 1.10am?

“Any information you hold, no matter how small, could prove vital to our investigation.”

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

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