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Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a man was stabbed to death in Camberwell.

Triple Stabbing In Camberwell One Dead
triple stabbing in camberwell one dead

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a man was stabbed to death in Camberwell

Police were called at 19:21hrs on Wednesday, 1 August to Warham Street, SE5, to reports of three males suffering stab injuries.

Officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance.

Despite the best efforts of medical staff, one of the men, believed to be aged in his 20s, died at the scene.

The man’s next-of-kin have been informed.

A post-mortem examination and formal identification will take place in due course.

Two other males, aged 16 and 31, were also found suffering from stab injuries at the scene. They were taken to a south London hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Officers arrested two men, aged 19 [A] and 18 [B], close to the scene on suspicion of murder.

They have been taken to a south London police station where they remain in custody.

Detectives from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command are leading the investigation and are appealing for witnesses and information.

Detective Chief Inspector Richard Leonard, who is leading the investigation, said: “Another young man has tragically and needlessly lost his life through an act of violence. “

“We are keeping an open mind about the positive motive for this attack, but at this early stage one line of enquiry is this being gang-related.

“I’d like to reassure the community that we have made two arrests and we are working around the clock to establish what happened and bring those responsible to justice.

“However, we cannot do this alone and I’d appeal to any witnesses or anyone with information to get in touch with us as a matter of urgency. Any information, however insignificant you think it is, is vital to our investigation. Any information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8721 4622 or police on 101 quoting 6806/01AUG.

Information can also be reported to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at