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Police call for witnesses after man killed in ‘shocking’ stabbing in south-east London

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man was stabbed to death in south-east London on Thursday (October 21).

The man, who was in his 20s, was found collapsed in the street on Sandy Hill Road in Woolwich on Thursday morning at about 7.45am.

He died at the scene despite being treated by paramedics from the London Ambulance Service.

Police are calling for witnesses to the killing and have shared their condolences with the family of the victim.

The investigation is being led by Detective Chief Inspector Richard Leonard, from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command. He said: “Sandy Hill Road is a residential area and I would ask anyone who was in that area early on Thursday morning to get in touch with us if you saw anything unusual or out of place.

“Similarly, please check any doorbell or dashcam footage in case you have captured something that could prove useful for our investigation. No piece of information is too small.”

The crime scene remains in place and the man’s family are being supported by specially-trained police officers.

Detective Chief Superintendent Trevor Lawry, in charge of policing for Greenwich, Lewisham and Bexley, said: “My thoughts are first and foremost with the victim’s family who are now having to come to terms with losing their loved one.

“We understand the shock this will cause in the community and we are here to listen to your concerns. I would encourage people to speak to their local officers and ask any questions they may have.

“I will also be meeting with partners and community representatives to discuss the incident and how we can continue to work together to prevent serious violence.”

There have been no arrests at this stage. To provide information, call the incident room on 0208 721 4622. To remain completely anonymous phone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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