Man arrested on suspicion of murder after Brixton stabbing

A 45-year-old man has been arrested following the fatal stabbing of a man  in Brixton yesterday. 

He was arrested at his home in south London yesterday on suspicion of  murder and taken into custody at a north London police station.

The victim, in his 30s, was reportedly involved in a scuffle with one other man outside the Argos on Atlantic Road.

Police were called to the scene at 12:50pm, and the man was rushed to a south London hospital but later died. His next-of-kin have been informed.

Detectives believe they know who the deceased is  but formal identification is still awaited. A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

Members of the community expressed dismay at the scene, with one saying: “I thought it was safe here in Brixton now.”

Others took to twitter, one user writing: “Yet again another senseless stabbing in Brixton right in the middle of the day.”

The fatality follows a spate of knife-related crime in the capital, with the Metropolitan police reporting a sharp increase in knife offences in the past year.

Atlantic Road was closed off and motorists were advised to avoid the area yesterday.

Anyone with information on this incident should call the police on 101 or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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