Woman stabbed to death in street in Brixton

A woman thought to be in her thirties was stabbed to death in broad daylight in Brixton on Monday afternoon.

Police launched an “urgent” investigation after the Bank Holiday horror attack shortly after 4pm on Stockwell Park Walk, Brixton.

A Met Police spokesperson said the victim, whose identity has not yet been released, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her family have been informed.

Police have taped off the area as a crime scene, while a blue tent has been erected following the stabbing.

“Officers, paramedics from the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended,” said the spokesperson.

“A woman, believed to be aged in her 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman’s family have been informed; they will be supported by specialist officers.

“A number of roads have been closed as officers work at the scene.”

Detectives said enquiries were ongoing.

Natasha Jordan, who works at Live True London on Brixton Road, said: “There were loads of police cars and ambulances that came.

“Loads of police were walking up and down the road because there's a police station right near here.

“No-one actually came in and said anything though, and I've been in here all day."

Any witnesses are asked to call 101 quoting CAD 4728/01May. To remain anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.