A man has died after being stabbed to death in an attack outside a south London tube station.
Police and emergency crews descended on Brixton high street earlier today following reports of an assault.
They discovered a man, believed to be in his early 20s, with stabs wounds in the road opposite the area’s underground station.
Despite the efforts of the London Ambulance Service and the Air Ambulance Service, he was pronounced dead at the scene at 8.45pm. An investigation has been launched into the death.
Police said a man was arrested nearby on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.
A huge cordon remains in place across most of Brixton Hill with dozens of vehicles left inside a police cordon.
Metropolitan Police were called to an incident near Brixton tube station at around 8.45pm tonight where they found a man in his 20s suffering from a stab wound
Tonight, forensics crews were seen examining a motorbike, a hire bicycle and a quad bike in a walk-through of the scene.
Beside them was a blue forensic tent covering the crime scene. A biker’s helmet was left in the road next to the quad.
It is not known whether the quad bike was involved in the incident.
His next of kin have been informed. Formal identification has not taken place and a post-mortem examination will be arranged.
Police said a man was arrested nearby on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm
Detectives from the Specialist Crime Command have been informed. A crime scene remains in place and enquiries continue.
Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference Cad 7056/21Jul. To remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.