A 20-year-old man has died from multiple stab wounds after a “sustained attack” during rush hour on a street in south London.
Police said they were called at 5pm to Albert Road, South Norwood, but the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
The attack on Monday happened outside a nursery and police and paramedics fought to save the man’s life, a witness told the Croydon Advertiser.
An air ambulance also reportedly landed in a park next to Albert Road.
The man’s next of kin have been informed but he has not yet been formally identified.
“A young man has been murdered and we are doing everything we can to catch those involved,” said Detective Chief Inspector Tom Dahri.
“This sustained attack happened at rush hour when a lot of people would have been walking or driving home through the area.
“I would appeal for anyone who saw anything to call us and help us build a clearer picture of what took place. Local CCTV footage is being retrieved and examined by my team.”
There have so far been no arrests.
The man’s death takes the number of fatal stabbings in London in 2018 to at least 18.
Eighty people were killed in knife attacks in the capital last year – the highest in almost a decade.
:: Anyone with information about the Croydon incident can call police on 0208 721 4961; or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or tweet police via @MetCC.