Stabbing in Brixton: Brixton Hill closed due to a police incident

Brixton Hill, in Brixton, has been closed just after midday, today, after a stabbing on the busy road.

A Met Police spokesperson said: “Police were called at 12.07pm on Thursday, August 29 to reports of a stabbing.

“Officers, London Ambulance Service (LAS) and London’s Air Ambulance attended.

“At the scene, a male had suffered a stab wound.”

The victim, 39, was rushed to a south London hospital. He was pronounced dead shortly after. Police say his next of kin have been informed and a post-mortem will be scheduled in due course.

Two males have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

The police spokesman added: “They have been taken to a south London police station where they remain at this time.

“At this early stage officers retain an open mind as to motive.”

A crime scene and road closures remain in place while police invesigate.

Traffic is said to be queuing following the closure between the South Circular and Upper Tulse Hill.

A total of 12 bus routes – 45, 57, 59, 109, 118, 133, 137, 159, 201, 250, 333 and 417 – are now on diversion following the incident.

If you have any information from the scene, please contact our news reporters by emailing or by calling 03300 580 680 (Option 4). Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information should call 101 quoting 3334/29AUG, Tweet @MetCC or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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