20-year-old murdered in busy South Norwood street in rush hour

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a 20-year-old man was fatally stabbed as commuters drove and walked by.

Police were called at approximately 5pm yesterday, Monday, 5 March to reports of a man stabbed in on the street in Albert Road, South Norwood.

Officers attended along with paramedics and found a man, aged 20 suffering from stab injuries.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A crime scene remains in place.

His next-of-kin have been informed.

A post-mortem examination will be held in due course; Formal identification awaits.

No arrests have been made. Enquiries continue.

The Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating.

DI Tom Dahri said: “A young man has been murdered and we are doing everything we can to catch those involved. This sustained attack happened at rush hour when a lot of people would have been walking or driving home through the area. I would appeal for anyone who saw anything to call us and help us build a clearer picture of what took place. Local CCTV footage is being retrieved and examined by my team.”

Anyone with information is requested to call police on the incident room on 0208 721 4961.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or tweet police via @MetCC.

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