Man, 20, is brutally stabbed to death in broad daylight on a south London street
- Police were called to Stockwell Road at 2.51pm after reports of a stabbing
- Paramedics tried to save the man’s life after the attack but he died at the scene
- Police have now issued a Section 60, increasing stop and search powers
- A woman who lost her own son six years ago said she saw the grieving mother at the scene
A 20-year-old has been knifed to death in broad daylight as London‘s stabbing crisis continues.
Police were called to Stockwell Road in south London at around 2.51pm on Tuesday after the attack.
The victim was found with a number of stab wounds and died at the scene despite paramedics’ best efforts.
A 20-year-old has been knifed to death in broad daylight as London’s stabbing crisis continues (file image)
No arrests have been made and police have issued a Section 60, giving them increased stop and search powers in the area.
It came into force at 3.45pm and will remain in place until 6am on Wednesday.
Police said the victim’s next of kin have been informed and witnesses described seeing his mother at the crime scene.
Pastor Lorraine Jones, who lost her own son Dwayne Simpson to gun crime when he was also 20 in 2014, witnessed the distressing scenes.
She said in a video shared on Twitter: ‘I’ve just been holding a mother who just lost her son.
The victim was found with a number of stab wounds and died at the scene despite paramedics’ best efforts
‘I’m witnessing a police officer in the gentlest way he can apologising that she couldn’t be by his side.
‘Why was this young boy stabbed? Why? What is the reason? There is so much that must be tied to it.
‘He doesn’t have to be a gang member. There are issues with our young people and we are only going to tackle this together, not fighting against one another.
‘I’ve lost my son, I know what she’s going through. We need to pull together and help our youth.’
Any witnesses or those with information are asked to call 101 ref CAD 4289/15 Sept.