Investigations are taking place after a man was stabbed to death in Croydon in broad daylight on Tuesday afternoon.
Police were called to the junction of Cromwell Road and Whitehorse Road at 4.45pm, after receiving reports of a fight in which a group of men, one armed with a knife, were seen attacking the victim.
The man, thought to be in his mid-20s and from Croydon, was taken to a south London hospital by London Air Ambulance. He later died from his wounds at 6.42pm.
A formal identification is yet to take place, however, next of kin have been informed and a post-mortem examination is due to take place. So far there have been no arrests in connection with the murder.
The Homicide and Major Crime Command (HMCC) are now leading the investigation into the killing and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
Detective Inspector John McQuade, of the HMCC, said: “We believe that the stabbing took place following an altercation that had been going on in the area since earlier this afternoon, although we retain an open mind regarding the cause of this dispute.”
“I would urge anyone who can help us to piece together events to come forward and contact police as soon as possible.”
News of the crime follows six stabbings which took place over the bank holiday weekend at Notting Hill Carnival.
Detectives can be contacted in the incident room on 020 8721 4005 or, to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.