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Police name fatal stabbing victim in Kingston as second arrest is made

Detectives have made a second arrest as part of a murder investigation following a fatal stabbing in Kingston.

Police were called to Surbiton Road at 7:07pm on Wednesday, 15 December following reports of a stabbing.

Officers attended with London Ambulance Service paramedics and found a 32-year-old man with stab wounds. Despite the best efforts of the emergency services he was pronounced dead at the scene.

While formal identification awaits, he has been named as Farhad Joseph Khalili, who lived in Richmond upon Thames.

Farhad’s next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

An investigation was launched immediately and enquiries led to the arrest of a 27-year-old man nearby on suspicion of murder.

Yesterday afternoon a teenage boy was arrested on suspicion of murder at an address in the Kingston Upon Thames area.

Both remain in custody at separate south London police stations.

Chief Superintendent Lis Chapple, head of policing for Kingston Upon Thames said: “People can expect to see an enhanced police presence in the area as we work to support our colleagues as they investigate this tragic incident.

“Our thoughts are of course with the family of the victim at this incredibly sad time.

“Understandably it has caused considerable concern in the community. I urge anyone who may have information that could help us to speak to the officers they see, or make contact with us via 101, Twitter or Crimestoppers.

“A man has lost his life and its imperative that the police and community work together to bring those responsible to justice.”

Anyone with information who has not already spoken to the police should call 101 or tweet @MetCC, giving the reference 6557/15DEC.

Anyone with any images or footage relevant to the investigation is asked to upload them by visiting the online major portal

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

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