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JUST ANOTHER MURDER: Met launches new murder probe after man stabbed to death in Brixton

A MURDER investigation is underway following the death of a man in Lambeth.

Police were called at approximately 5.55pm today, on Thursday, August 20, to reports of a fight in the vicinity of Overton Road, Brixton, south London.

A Met Police spokesman said: "Officers, London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance all attended the scene.

"One man – believed aged in his 20s – was found suffering stab injuries in Overton Road. "He was taken to hospital where he remains; his condition is not life threatening.

"A second man – believed aged in his 20s – was also found suffering stab injuries in Wynne Road. He was taken to hospital for treatment but died there at 8.53pm."

Enquiries are underway to locate and inform his next of kin.

An overturned car was found in nearby Marcella Road and is being linked to this incident.

Crime scenes remain in place. No arrests have been made.

Police have put in place an order known as a section 60, across the postcode areas of SW9, SW4, SW8, SE11 and SE5, that expires at 9am tomorrow.

It gives police greater powers to stop and search people or move them on if disorder is suspected.

Anyone with information that could assist police at this early stage is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD 5998/20Aug. Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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