Police launch murder investigation after fatal stabbing in Kensington

Police are investigating after a man was stabbed to death in Cathcart Road, Kensington last night .

The emergency services were called at approximately 10:21pm, but the man later died at the scene.

The incident happened after the man reportedly refused to hand over money to youths in the street.

Responding to the death, the 43rd from knife crime in London this year, London Mayor Sadiq Khan said: “I was deeply saddened to learn of the fatal stabbing of a man in Kensington last night and my thoughts are with his friends and family.

“The police are doing everything in their power to bring those responsible to justice. If you carry a knife, be prepared to face the full force of the law.

“I remain in close contact with the Met Police and I am meeting the Deputy Commissioner later today.

“We must all work together to bring an end to senseless violent crime, which affects the whole country.”

No arrests have been made and the man, believed to be in his 40s, has yet to be identified.

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information should call 101 or the incident room on 0208 358 0200 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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