Man is stabbed to death during brawl in broad daylight on busy central London street
- Police were called to Great Dover Street at 17:28pm to reports of men fighting
- A man was found with stab injuries and pronounced dead at scene in Southwark
- Police said an ‘urgent’ investigation is underway with numerous people arrested
- Section 60 order has also been imposed, to prevent further outbreak of violence
A man was stabbed to death during a brawl in broad daylight on a busy central London street in Southwark this afternoon.
Emergency services were called to Great Dover Street at 17:28pm to reports of men fighting, according to Metropolitan Police.
When police arrived, a man was found with stab injuries and pronounced dead at the scene.
A picture posted to Twitter, above, shows police attending the scene on Great Dover Street at 17:28pm this afternoon, after being called to reports of men fighting
London Ambulance and London’s Air Ambulance also attended.
The victim is yet to be formally identified and a post-mortem examination is due to take place.
In a statement on its website, police said an ‘urgent’ investigation has been launched and a ‘number of people’ have been arrested.
MPS Southwark tweeted: ‘Police investigate fatal stabbing in Southwark. A Section 60 order has been authorised and a number of arrests made.’
A Section 60 order has also been imposed in the area to prevent a further outbreak of serious violence.
The order is used by police to help them carry out stop and search – a tactic which aids them to remove weapons from the streets.
Metropolitan Police added: ‘Cordons are in place at several locations in the area.
‘A Section 60 order has been authorised and police will be conducting additional patrols.
‘Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, ref CAD 5269.
‘To remain anonymous please contact Crimestoppers.’