Murder investigation launched into stabbing of 18 year old man in Brixton

A murder investigation has been launched after an 18-year-old man was found with fatal stab injuries in Lambeth.

Police were called to Corrance Road, Brixton, shortly before 2pm on Thursday, August 15, to reports of a stabbing. Officers and paramedics found an youth with stab injuries.

Despite the efforts of paramedics, he was pronounced dead at 2.41pm.

He has since been named as Solomon Small.

A 17-year-old youth was arrested on suspicion of murder at 2.23pm, 200 yards away in Tremadoc Road and has since been released to report back again next month.

Next of kin have been informed. A post-mortem will be carried out in due course.

Homicide detectives from Specialist Crime are investigating. Detective Inspector Dave Blair said: “A young man’s life has been taken so suddenly and in broad daylight.

“Our officers continue to support the family, who understandably are still coming to terms with the shock of losing their loved one in such a brutal attack.

They request at this time to be allowed to grieve in privacy. We will work tirelessly to catch those responsible and bring them to justice.”

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 3821/15aug or Tweet MetCC.

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