Police are investigating after a 20-year-old man was found fatally stabbed on a street in South London yesterday afternoon (September 15).

The stabbing took place in broad daylight on Stockwell Road in Stockwell (Lambeth), sometime before 2.51pm on Tuesday.

Paramedics from London Ambulance Service (LAS) were first to the scene and found a man suffering from stab wounds.

Despite their best efforts he was pronounced dead at the scene, with the medics calling the Met Police to attend at 2.51pm.

A spokesperson for the Met said Tuesday evening they had issued a Section 60 for the entire SW9 area where the stabbing took place until 6am on Wednesday, and that the victim's next of kin had been informed.

Met Police detectives are now investigating but said there have been no arrests so far.

BCU Commander for Lambeth and Southwark Colin Wingrove said: "This is a horrific incident and our thoughts are with the victim’s family, who have lost a loved one in such tragic circumstances.

"We are providing every support to our Specialist Crime colleagues as they investigate this terrible incident.

"I want to reassure local residents that they can expect to see an increased policing presence in the area this evening and over the coming days.

"I would urge anyone who has information they would like to share to approach those officers, call 101 or Crimestoppers. We must work together to remove violent offenders from our communities."

Any witnesses or those with information are asked to call 101 ref CAD 4289/15 Sept.