A Croydon man has been named locally as the victim of a fatal stabbing in Brixton on Wednesday (July 21).

As reported previously, the stabbing happened around 8.18pm on Wednesday when the emergency services were called to reports of an assault near Brixton station.

Despite the first responders best efforts, a man thought to be aged in his early 20s was sadly pronounced dead at the scene at 8.45pm.

On Thursday (July 22) the victim was named locally in a number of social media posts published after the stabbing as Shane Jerome, believed to be from Croydon.

The Metropolitan Police said on Wednesday evening: "(The victim’s) next of kin have been informed. Formal identification has not taken place and a post-mortem examination will be arranged.

"A man was arrested nearby on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

"A crime scene remains in place and enquiries continue."

Footage taken in the area and later circulated online appeared to show a number of people filming a music video in the moments prior to the stabbing.

A 24-year-old passer-by told the PA news agency: "I didn’t see the stabbing but I saw him take his last breaths.

"I saw him on the floor, there were loads of police officers around him.

"People around said they were making a music video and an argument broke out out of nowhere and a man produced a machete and stabbed this guy multiple times."

Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference Cad 7056/21Jul. To remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.