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Man, 20, stabbed to death in broad daylight in south London

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 (pictured)

A 20-year-old has been knifed to death in broad daylight as London’s stabbing crisis continues (pictured)

The victim was found with a number of stab wounds and died at the scene on Stockwell Road despite paramedics' best efforts

The victim was found with a number of stab wounds and died at the scene on Stockwell Road despite paramedics’ best efforts

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.

No arrests have been made and police have issued a Section 60, giving them increased stop and search powers in the area

No arrests have been made and police have issued a Section 60, giving them increased stop and search powers in the area

She said in a video shared on Twitter: ‘I’ve just been holding a mother who just lost her son.

‘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.

Police said the victim's next of kin have been informed and witnesses described seeing his mother at the crime scene

Police said the victim’s next of kin have been informed and witnesses described seeing his mother at the crime scene

‘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.

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