21-year-old man from Battersea died of stab wound to heart
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A murder enquiry is underway after a man was stabbed in Surrey Lane in the early hours of Tuesday morning (28 March).
Police were called at approximately 1.10am to reports of a man stabbed in the street.
On arrival they found a man aged in his early twenties suffering stab injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene less than an hour later. He was later identified as a 21-year-old man from the Battersea area. His next of kin have been informed.
A post mortem concluded that the victim died of a stab wound to the heart.
Detective Inspector Tony Lynes, who is leading the investigation, said, "This was a brutal attack on a young man. We are still trying to establish the circumstances behind this incident, and we are appealing to anybody who was in the area at around the time of the attack - from 00:45hrs onwards - or who lives nearby and may have seen or heard something to come forward and speak to officers as soon as possible."
Any witnesses, or anyone with any information, are asked to call the incident room on 020 8721 4868. Police can also be contacted via Twitter @MetCC.
To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via the crimestoppers-uk.org website.
March 29, 2017