Man in his early 20s stabbed to death as Lawless London bloodshed rages on

A man in his early twenties has been stabbed to death in south east London as the wave of knife crime sweeping the capital continues.

Police were called to an incident in Tellson Avenue in Woolwich at 2.40pm on Wednesday.

The victim was taken to a south London hospital, but pronounced dead at 8.55pm.

Last year saw 135 people killed, making 2018 the bloodiest in almost a decade.

As of July 4, there had been 33 fatal stabbings in the capital since the start of 2019.

Police and London Ambulance attended the scene, where a male believed to be in his early 20s, had suffered a number of stab wounds.

The incident is believed to have taken place in a garage area outdoors.

No arrests have yet been made

The man is yet to be formally identified, but his next of kin have been made aware.

A post-mortem will be scheduled in due course.

A crime scene and cordons remain in place.

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information is being asked to call 101 quoting 4835/10JUL, Tweet @MetCC, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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