London bloodbath: Man stabbed to death in Old Kent Road – murder investigation launched – Express.co.uk
London news: A man has been found stabbed to death in Southwark (Image: Ben Cawthra/LNP)
Officers were called to a flat in Madron Street, off the Old Kent Road, shortly after 2pm.
Scotland Yard said the victim, believed to be in his 50s, was discovered dead at the scene.
The flat in Laysdown House has been sealed off as forensics experts investigate.
The Metropolitan Police has launched more than 90 murder investigations so far this year.
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A force spokesman said:”Police are dealing with a suspected fatal stabbing.
“Officers were called at 2.02pm on Friday, 17 August to reports a man found with stab wounds at a residential address in Madron Street, SE17.
“A man, believed to be in his 50s, was found dead at the scene.
“A crime scene is in place.”
Simonne Kerr, 31, was stabbed to death in Battersea earlier this week (Image: SWNS)
Today’s murder investigation is the second launched in London so far this week.
Simonne Kerr, who made it to the final of this year’s Britain’s Got Talent as part of an NHS choir, was stabbed to death at her home in Battersea on Wednesday.
Desmond Sylva, 40, appeared before magistrates today charged with her murder.
Sylva, who lived at the same address as Ms Kerr in Greyshott Road, did not enter a plea to the charge and spoke only to confirm his details during the short hearing.
He was remanded in custody and ordered to appear on August 21 at the Old Bailey.
Ms Kerr appeared on Britain’s Got Talent after her son died of sickle cell disease (Image: NHS Press office/PA)
Ms Kerr worked as a nurse at Guy’s Hospital, near London Bridge, and appeared on Britain’s Got Talent with the B Positive Choir to encourage blood donations after her young son Kavele died from complications of sickle cell disease.
A spokeswoman from NHS Blood and Transplant said: “Our thoughts and condolences are with Simonne’s family at this tragic time.
“She was a valued and respected member of the B Positive choir who was passionate about the lifesaving power of blood donation following the loss of her son.
“The choir, NHS Blood and Transplant and all those who knew Simonne are devastated at the loss of a well-liked choir member and friend.”