Victim Named In Penwortham Road Murder

Trainee electrician Lewis Elwyn was from Wandsworth

The man who was stabbed to death in Penwortham Road on Monday (18 April) has been named as Lewis Elwin, 20, from the Wandsworth area.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command have launched a murder investigation following the fatal stabbing of Mr Elwin, which is understood to have taken place at the junction of Thrale Road and Penwortham Road.

Lewis Elwin

Lewis Elwin

He is said to have staggered down the road before collapsing near the Furzedown Pub. London Ambulance and police attended and found Lewis suffering from stab injuries. He died at the scene a short while later.

A post-mortem examination gave cause of death as a stab wound to the chest.

Mr Elwin's mother, Sandra Elwin, who is reported to work as a receptionist at Wandsworth Council, said yesterday, "We are devastated. He was trying to turn his life around, he was training, he was trying so hard. He was a quiet, lovely, polite boy."

Detective Chief Inspector Diane Tudway from the Homicide and Major Crime Command is leading the investigation. She said, "This attack took place in broad daylight in a residential street and there would have been witnesses to the incident, or the events immediately before or after the incident.

"I would urge anyone who was in the area of Penwortham Road at around 3:45pm on Monday, 18 April and who has information to assist our investigation to come forward and speak to police."

At this early stage officers are saying that they retain an open mind as to the motive to Mr Elwin's murder.

The murder took place in London Mayor candidate Sadiq Khan's constituency. Yesterday Mr Khan tweeted: "My thoughts with Lewis Elwin's family today. Knife crime is a growing tragedy in London - we must do more to stop it."

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8721 4005 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

April 20, 2016