London: Murder investigation after man stabbed to death in Eltham

The man died shortly after being taken to a London hospital (Picture: Marcin Nowak/LNP)

A murder investigation has been launched after a young man was stabbed to death in southeast London.

Emergency crews rushed to Lionel Road in Eltham shortly after 5pm on Tuesday following reports of a stabbing.

Police and paramedics found a man, believed to be in his early 20s, injured with knife wounds.

He was quickly taken to a London hospital, where he died a short while later.

??  Licensed to London News Pictures.  02/08/2022.  London, UK.  Police guard a cordon after a male believed to be in his early 20s was fatally stabbed in Eltham, south-east London.  Police were called at 5pm to reports of a stabbing, He was rushed to hospital but was pronounced dead a short time later.  Photo credit: Marcin Nowak/LNP

Police guard a cordon in Eltham, southeast London (Picture: Marcin Nowak/LNP)

??  Licensed to London News Pictures.  02/08/2022.  London, UK.  Police guard a cordon after a male believed to be in his early 20s was fatally stabbed in Eltham, south-east London.  Police were called at 5pm to reports of a stabbing, He was rushed to hospital but was pronounced dead a short time later.  Photo credit: Marcin Nowak/LNP

The victim is believed to be in his early 20s (Picture: Marcin Nowak/LNP)

??  Licensed to London News Pictures.  02/08/2022.  London, UK.  Police guard a cordon after a male believed to be in his early 20s was fatally stabbed in Eltham, south-east London.  Police were called at 5pm to reports of a stabbing, He was rushed to hospital but was pronounced dead a short time later.  Photo credit: Marcin Nowak/LNP

The cordon is likely to remain in place ‘for some time’ (Picture: Marcin Nowak/LNP)

His next of kin have been informed and homicide detectives are leading the investigation.

No arrests have yet been made.

The Met said a crime scene is likely to remain in place ‘for some time’.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 with the reference 5622/08FEB.

Information can also be passed on anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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