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Streatham murder probe: Man, 24, stabbed to death

A 24-year-old man has been fatally stabbed in the neck in south-west London.

Police were called at about 19:15 BST on Tuesday to reports of a man stabbed in Gleneldon Mews, in Streatham.

Emergency services found a man suffering wounds to the neck. He was treated but pronounced dead at the scene at 20:20 BST.

The victim, of Somali origin, is yet to be formally identified and officers are trying to trace his next of kin.

A post-mortem examination will take place at Greenwich mortuary on a date yet to be confirmed.

Det Ch Insp Charles King said: "At this early stage we do not believe this man had any gang links and we retain an open mind regarding the motive for this attack.

"Clearly, he was the victim of a brutal assault and I would urge anyone with any information that may assist my officers to come forward.

"I can assure you that you will be treated with the utmost discretion."

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