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Police launch murder probe after man, 19, was stabbed to death in broad daylight on London street

Police have launched a murder probe after a man was stabbed to death in broad daylight on a street in London.

Officers were called by London Ambulance Service to reports of a man, thought to be aged 19, with stab wounds at around 12.15pm today on Alpha Road in Croydon.

The teenager was pronounced dead at the scene and no arrests have yet been made. 

Police officers were called to reports by London Ambulance Service of a man, thought to be aged 19, with stab wounds at around 12.15pm today on Alpha Road (pictured above) in Croydon

The man's next of kin have been informed and a post-mortem is due to take place, a spokesperson for the Met Police said.

In a statement, the force said: 'Police were called by London Ambulance Service at 12:12hrs on Wednesday, 3 March to Alpha Road to a report of a man found with stab wounds. Officers attended.

'The man, believed to be aged 19, was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after. His next of kin have been informed.

'A post-mortem examination will take place in due course. A crime scene remains in place. 

'Homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime South command lead the investigation.

'At this early stage, there have been no arrests and enquiries into the circumstances continue.' 

The teenager was pronounced dead at the scene and no arrests have yet been made (street pictured). In a statement, the force said that a crime scene 'remains in place'

It follows a spate of stabbings in Croydon last month, with multiple attacks taking place in the area on February 5.

One man was killed and ten people were injured. 10 stabbings took place in the space of two hours. 

A murder investigation is still underway. There is currently no link between these stabbings and today's incident.

Police urged anyone with information to call 101 with the reference CAD2875/3MAR or leave information anonymously by calling Crimestoppers. 

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