Investigation launched into death of man in Lambeth

Detectives are investigating the death of a man in Lambeth.

Police were called by London Ambulance Service at around 01:30hrs on Saturday, 11 February, to a critically injured man at a flat in Hicken Road, SW2.

The man, aged in his 50s, was taken to a London hospital suffering stab injuries. Despite the efforts of medics, he died a short time later. Officers are in the process of informing his family. A post-mortem examination and formal identification will be arranged in due course.

An urgent investigation is under way, led by detectives from Specialist Crime and supported by colleagues from the Met’s Central South BCU.

One man, aged in his 50s, has been arrested on suspicion of murder. He has been taken to a south London police station where he remains in custody.

A crime scene is in place at the block of flats in Hicken Road and forensic examination of the scene is ongoing. Local people can expect to see additional police officers in the area in the coming days. If you have any concerns, please speak with those officers.

Anyone with information or any witnesses who are yet to speak with police are urged to call 101, ref 503/11feb. To remain anonymous please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers.

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