Police Probe As Man stabbed to death In Kingston

Met police have launched an investigation after a man was stabbed to death in Kingston.

The incident happened in Clarence Street on Saturday, 21 August, at 03:45 on Saturday. 

Police were called to a disturbance and found a 22-year-old man with stab injuries.

The London Ambulance Service rushed him to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

A post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

The police said a 19-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

Another man, 18, was also arrested on suspicion of murder, and both men remain in custody at a south London Police station.

Detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command are investigating. 

A Twitter username CRA tweeted, “Another stabbing in Kingston. Happened last night. Fairfield bus station taped off, sirens all night, a chopper whirring in the night sky. I wondered why there was a youth knife crime prevention team stationed on the high street yesterday evening.

Another user, Sarah StupidStupidNon-Name tweeted “What the fuck is going on in Kingston. When I was a kid, we mucked about in the town centre all night, and there was only ever one stabbing and no trouble, now it’s nearly every bloody week!”

A crime scene remains in place, and enquiries are ongoing.

Superintendent Richard Smith, part of the local policing team in Kingston, said: “I am truly saddened by the events overnight and wish to send my condolences to the victim’s family as they come to terms with their loss.

“A dedicated team of detectives is working on the investigation. It is right that we do not speculate and give them the time and space they need to complete their enquiries.

“I understand the concern this will cause within the community, although I would like to stress that we do not believe there to be any risk to the wider public.

“The Met is committed to tackling violence across London, but we cannot do it alone. I would ask anybody who has concerns or information about criminal activity in their neighbourhood to report it to the police or to contact Crimestoppers anonymously.”

The police are urging anyone with information about the incident to call 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD1211/21AUG.

Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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