A MURDER investigation has been launched after a teenager was stabbed to death in South London, less than two hours after another brutal knifing in nearby Clapham.
Police were scrambled at 4.14pm after the victim in his late teens was fatally knifed in Streatham.
The Met has launched a murder investigation after a man was stabbed to death in Streatham, south London[/caption]
The victim suffered a stab wound to the chest in the attack on Prentis Road[/caption]
He was rushed to hospital with a stab wound to the chest, but died just before 5pm.
Horrified locals saw an air ambulance landing on Tooting Common following the brutal attack near a Royal Mail depot on Prentis Road.
One person tweeted: “Genuinely terrifying walking home with my daughter after parking on Beckmead Avenue.
“Helicopter landing on Tooting Common; police van driving on the common; police vehicles everywhere.
“Got my little girl into the house as soon as I could!”
Another person said: “Anybody know what’s going on in Streatham, seen about 14 cop cars and paramedics plus air ambulance.”
It comes after a man was stabbed several times in a hit-and-run attack three miles away in Clapham.
The victim suffered “multiple” knife wounds in the callous attack on Cedars Road, with police called just before 3pm.
Today’s murder in Streatham came less than two hours after a man was stabbed in a hit-and-run attack in nearby Clapham[/caption]
He was rushed to hospital and his condition is not yet known.
Two suspects sped away from the scene in a car before crashing into a moped driver and fleeing on foot.
No arrests have yet been made following the chilling broad daylight attack.
There has been an explosion of violence across the capital in recent weeks, coinciding with an easing of lockdown.
Yesterday, a murder investigation was launched after a 35-year-old man died of his injuries following after being stabbed in Greenwich, South East London.
Three men have been charged today with Nathaniel Eyewu-Ago’s murder.
On Tuesday, Taylor Cox, 19, was shot dead in Islington, North London.
And a 31-year-old woman has been charged with murder after a man was stabbed to death in Stamford Hill, North East London, last Friday.
There have been at least 11 murders in the capital over the past four weeks.
Following today’s Streatham murder, a police spokesman said: “Police were called at approximately 16:16hrs on Thursday, 10 June to Prentis Road, SW16 to reports of stabbing.
“Officers and the London Ambulance Service (LAS) attended the scene and found a male with a stab wound to the chest.
“He was taken to a hospital in central London where he was pronounced dead at 16:51hrs.
Most read in News
“Police are on the scene and there are currently road closures along Prentis Road. The public are advised to avoid the area.
Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 5897/10JUNE.