Man stabbed in London last night -30 min later he's the capital's latest murder victim - woman held


A MAN who was stabbed in London last night was dead in hospital 30 minutes later, after medics were unable to save him, and the capital's latest murder victim.

A murder investigation is under way following the stabbing in Richmond, south west London.

Police were called by the London Ambulance Service (LAS) to Lower Richmond Road shortly before 10pm on Monday, July 18. Officers attended and found a man, believed aged 34, with stab wounds. He was treated by paramedics at the scene before being taken to hospital. Despite the efforts of emergency services, he died shortly after 10.30pm.

A Met Police spokesman said: "Work continues to identify and inform his next of kin. A crime scene has been put in place.

"Homicide detectives from the Met's Specialist Crime investigate and enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing."

A 27-year-old woman was arrested close to the scene on suspicion of murder and remains in custody. The woman arrested and the man who has died are known to each other, the force said. Superintendent Roger Arditti from the South West Command Unit which covers Richmond said: “I understand local residents will be shocked when they hear about this incident but I want to reassure them that a team of specially trained and experienced detectives are already working to establish the full circumstances. “While an arrest has been made and detectives are already speaking to witnesses, I would urge anyone who was in the area around the time of the murder and who saw anything they think could assist the investigation to please get in touch.

"You will also see local officers in and around the area; they are there to help and any residents who have concerns should approach them and speak to them.”

Ongoing investigations this morning caused local traffic tailbacks as parts of Lower Richmond Road remained closed. Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD8000/18Jul.

You can also provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.