A MURDER investigation has been launched after a male was stabbed to death in south London today.
Police were scrambled at 4.14pm after the victim was fatally knifed in Streatham, south London.
He was rushed to hospital with a stab wound to the chest, but died just before 5pm.
Horrified locals saw an air ambulance landing on Tooting Common following the brutal attack on Prentis Road.
One person tweeted: “Genuinely terrifying walking home with my daughter after parking on Beckmead Avenue.
“Helicopter landing on Tooting Common; police van driving on the common; police vehicles everywhere.
“Got my little girl into the house as soon as I could!”
A police spokesman said: “Police were called at approximately 16:16hrs on Thursday, 10 June to Prentis Road, SW16 to reports of stabbing.
“Officers and the London Ambulance Service (LAS) attended the scene and found a male with a stab wound to the chest.
“He was taken to a hospital in central London where he was pronounced dead at 16:51hrs.
“Police are on the scene and there are currently road closures along Prentis Road. The public are advised to avoid the area.
Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 5897/10JUNE.
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