A murder investigation has been launched after a man was stabbed to death in Mitcham.
Police were called at 3.20am on Sunday, 20 May, to reports of a stabbing in the area of Upper Green East near Montrose Gardens and London Road, Mitcham.
Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service. A man, thought to be aged in his 20s, was discovered suffering stab injuries.
Despite the efforts of paramedics, the man was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers are working to establish the man’s identity and trace next of kin.
A post-mortem examination will be arranged in due course. Police await formal identification.
An investigation has been launched by detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command, led by DCI Simon Harding.
A 44-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder. He has been taken to a south London police station where he remains in custody.
A crime scene remains in place at the location.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information that may assist the investigation should call the incident room at Sutton on 020 8721 4205.
To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit the crimestoppers-uk.org website.