Man and woman detained after fatal stabbing in Wandsworth
Melody Road. Picture:Google Streetview
A man and a woman have been arrested in connection with the murder of a man on Melody Road in Wandsworth this Tuesday evening (25 April).
The 30-year-old man and 29-year-old woman are being held on suspicion of murder and both remain in custody at a south London police station. They were detained in the Walworth area earlier this Wednesday morning.
The 24-year-old victim was pronounced dead at the scene near the junction with Allfarthing Lane at around 7.30pm. At this early stage it is believed he became involved in an altercation involving a group in Melody Road before being stabbed.
The police believe they know his identity and next of kin have been informed.
The area around Melody Road, Allfarthing Lane, Heathfield Road and Heathfield Gardens remained closed off the morning after the incident, and police were not able to say when roads will reopen. They have advised people to stay away.
Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command, led by Detective Chief Inspector Sam Price, are investigating.
Wandsworth Police confirmed this morning that patrol reinforcements have been requested from the Metropolitan Police Taskforce.
They said, "Due to the level of violent crime in our borough lately MetTaskforce have been kindly assisting us with high-vis patrols across Wandsworth."
Police released information this week that a man was stabbed in neighbouring Allfarthing Lane in an apparently motiveless attack on 8 April.
Any witnesses, or anyone with information that may assist the investigation, should call the incident room on 020 8721 4054 or tweet @MetCC. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
April 26, 2017