Murder probe launched after man repeatedly stabbed outside shops in south London dies

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A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a man who was repeatedly stabbed outside a parade of shops in south London.

Emergency services raced to the scene after a man was attacked and knifed in Eltham on Friday night.

Scotland Yard said police and paramedics were called to reports of a stabbing in Well Hall Parade shortly before 8pm.

The 49-year-old was rushed to hospital in a critical condition where he died from his injuries on Monday.

A 38-year-old man was Tasered by officers following the attack.

He was arrested on suspicion of GBH on Friday and re-arrested on suspicion of murder on Monday.

Detectives are urging a woman who claimed to have been threatened by the suspect to come forward. 

Detective Chief Inspector Jamie Piscopo said: “When officers arrived at the scene in Well Hall Parade, witnesses told how a woman said to them that she had been threatened by the suspect. 

“This woman is described as black, tall, aged approximately 30 and was wearing a long, floral patterned cardigan.

“We need to trace this woman as she may have vital evidence that could assist this investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8345 3715 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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