A murder investigation has been launched following the fatal stabbing of a man near Streatham.
Police were called at around 8.45pm on yesterday (Tuesday) to reports of a stabbing in Hillside Road, SW2.
Officers attended with the London Ambulance Service and found a 51-year-old man suffering from stab injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Next of kin have been informed but formal identification awaits.
A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.
A resident said: “All the roads near the scene of stabbing have been cordoned off including local parks.Residents are being escorted to their homes by police officers and I believe a search is ongoing for the weapon.
“There’s forensic people everywhere gathering evidence and we’re all a bit shocked to hear what’s happened.
“If you don’t live in any of the roads affected including palace Road and Wavertree Road, there’s no way you’re gonna get anywhere near them.”
The Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command investigate under Acting Detective Chief Inspector Tom Dahri.
Enquiries into the circumstances of the incident are ongoing.
Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8721 4961, contact police via 101 or @MetCC or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
A 38-year old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody at a South London police station