Murder investigation launched after young man stabbed in broad daylight near primary school in Tooting

A murder investigation has been launched after the stabbing of a 20-year-old man in Tooting on Monday.

Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at 3:47pm on Monday April 18 to reports of a stabbing in Penwortham Road — close to both Penwortham and Eardley primary schools.

Officers found a man suffering from stab wounds but he was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after.

Tooting mapCRIME SCENE: The incident took place shortly after children would be leaving school

His next-of-kin have now been informed, a postmortem examination and formal identification will take place in due course.

DCI Diane Tudway from the Homicide and Major Crime Command is leading the investigation.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone who has any information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Featured image courtesy of Metropolitan Police, with thanks. 

Map courtesy of Google Maps, with thanks.

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