Murder in Battersea after man stabbed in street

A murder investigation has been launched in Wandsworth after a man was fatally stabbed.

When police were called to Thessaly Road, SW8 at 12:36hrs on Thursday, 24 August, officers found a 32-year-old man with a number of knife wounds.

London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance also attended and despite the efforts of medics to save him, the injured man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene at 13:09hrs.

Next of kin have been notified and a post-mortem examination will be conducted in due course.

A murder investigation has been launched led by Detective Chief Inspector Wayne Jolley of the Met’s Specialist Crime Command – he said: “At this early stage we are putting together a timeline of events that led to, and immediately followed this stabbing, and I am keen to hear from anyone who witnessed any part of this incident or has information concerning the identity of the person responsible.

“If you have information please do get in touch – even details that may seem irrelevant could be important to our investigation.”

A crime scene remains in place.


Chief Superintendent Roger Arditti of the Met’s South West Command said: “I am saddened to see another life needlessly ended by knife crime on our streets and know that local people will share in that sentiment.

“In order to reassure the community, my officers will be more visible in the area over the coming days.

“If you have concerns or information that you would like to raise, please do speak with them when you see them on patrol or contact our colleagues on the homicide investigation team.

“A family has been devastated by this incident – my thoughts are with them at this sad time.”

There have been no arrests. Enquiries are ongoing.

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