COPS have launched murder investigation after a man with stab wounds staggered into a pub garden begging customers for help.
A 24-year-old man died opposite a park and The Albion pub after being attacked in Kingston, southwest London, on Thursday night.
The man was able to stumble from Fairfield Road to a nearby pub where customers tried to help him.
Emergency services were called but the man sadly died at the scene.
His next of kin have been informed and are being supported.
Detective Chief Inspector Wayne Jolley said: “Our investigation is in its very early stages but currently we believe that the victim was attacked in Fairfield Road.
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"He then made his way to Fairfield East where he went into a pub garden and customers provided initial assistance and called the emergency services.
“My thoughts are with this young man’s family and friends.
"They are being supported by specially trained officers and I want to assure them that my team and I are dedicated to bringing whoever is responsible for this to justice.
"It is really important that if you witnessed any part of this incident, even if you don’t think it was important, please come forward and speak to us.”
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Superintendent Richard Smith of the South West Command Unit, which covers Kingston, addressed concern across the community in the wake of the incident.
He said: “I understand the concern this tragic incident will cause the local community, especially given the significant number of people who offered this young man assistance in the immediate aftermath of the incident.
“A team of experienced detectives are now working diligently to ensure those responsible for this crime are identified and brought to justice."
Residents will see increased police activity around Fairfield Road throughout the weekend.
SI Smith said: "Please don’t be alarmed as this forms part of our response to such a serious incident. Please do speak to us if you have any concerns.
“I would also reiterate the appeal to the local community for information that could assist the investigation, please get in contact with police immediately if you have any information.”
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Police have not made any arrests but will continue with enquiries.
Anyone with information is urged to call 101 and quote reference 7902/13OCT22.
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