Man in his 20s stabbed to death outside pub in south west London park attack

Man in his 20s stabbed to death outside pub in south west London park attack

A man in his 20s was stabbed to death in South West London last night, as police launch investigation with the killer still on the loose.

Police, paramedics and London Air Ambulance were all reportedly called to the scene following the incident, but the man died at the scene.

He was reportedly stabbed in Fairfield Park, before staggering inside the The Albion pub for help.

The pub remains closed today, and forensics officers are on the scene. Officers are also reportedly going door to door speaking the residents.

A Met Police spokeswoman said: “An investigation is underway and local residents should expect to see an increased police presence in the area as enquiries continue.”

A witness told the Evening Standard: “The lad made it inside the pub and was asking for help.

“The customers must be traumatised. It’s just horrific.”

Another witness told the paper staff at The Albion “did their best” but were unable to save him.

Detective Chief Inspector Wayne Jolley said: “My thoughts are with this young man’s family and friends.

“They are being supported by specially trained officers and I want to assure them that my team and I are dedicated to bringing whoever is responsible for this to justice.

“Our investigation is in its very early stages but currently we believe that the victim was attacked in Fairfield Road. He then made his way to Fairfield East where he went into a pub garden and customers provided initial assistance and called the emergency services.

“I’d like to thank everyone who has come forward so far to help with our investigation, your help is vital to understanding what happened. It is really important that if you witnessed any part of this incident, even if you don’t think it was important, please come forward and speak to us.”