Police have launched an appeal for witnesses after a 21-year-old man was stabbed to death in south east London.
Officers and paramedics were called to Bromley Road at 11.50pm on Friday to a report of a man stabbed.
He was taken to hospital but yesterday afternoon died from his injuries.
Police have said that the 21-year-old could have been attacked by up to three men.
Officers believe that they know the identity of the deceased and his next of kin have been informed, but formal identification has yet to take place.
Officers and paramedics were called to Bromley Road at 11.50pm on Friday to a report of a man stabbed. Pictured: Forensic officers at the scene today
He was taken to hospital but yesterday afternoon died from his injuries. Pictured: A large police cordon in place with forensic officers on scene today
Police have said that the 21-year-old could have been attacked by up to three men. Pictured: The cordon in Downham today
Detective Chief Inspector Kelly Allen from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command leads the investigation and said: ‘We know there were several people in the Bromley Road area who either witnessed this incident or the events leading up to and after this incident.
‘I would urge them, along with any road users in the area who may have captured events on dashcam to come forward and speak to police.
‘At this early stage we believe the victim was attacked by up to three men, who then fled the scene on foot.
‘A young man’s family is grieving following another senseless loss of life to knife violence; please help them get justice and speak to police if you know anything that could help us.’
There has been no arrest and enquiries into the circumstances continue.
Anyone with information or any witnesses who are yet to speak with police are asked to call 101, ref 8645/4Nov. To remain anonymous, please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.