Six people are arrested after the 44-year-old man and the 56-year-old woman are found stabbed to death
Six people arrested for murder after 44-year-old man and 56-year-old woman found stabbed to death in South London massacre
- Metropolitan Police and paramedics rushed to Dorset Road in Stockwell today
- Two people are said to have been killed during the nationwide closure of the UK
- Mohammad Seedat, of Lambeth Council, said colleagues ‘tried to save lives’
A murder investigation was launched after a man and a woman were stabbed to death in a house in South London.
Police were called to Dorset Road in Stockwell today at 4pm after concerns were raised about a man’s well-being.
Officers and London Ambulance Service were present and two people were found within the address with multiple stab wounds.
Despite the efforts of officers and physicians, a 44-year-old man and a 56-year-old woman were later found dead on the spot.
Six people have been arrested on suspicion of murder. They have all been taken into custody.
Detective Chief Inspector Richard Leonard is leading the investigation, saying, “I understand this is an extremely shocking incident for the residents of this area and the wider community.
“The investigation is still very early, but my team and I are working hard to establish the full circumstances that led to this tragic incident. If anyone has information that can help our investigation, please contact us. ‘
Lambeth Council Councilor Mohammad Seedat said on Twitter: “We are working with @LambethMPS to determine the circumstances of two people who were murdered in the Stockwell area of Lambeth.
Colleagues tried to save their lives, but failed.
“COVID19 unfortunately brings out both the worst behavior of humanity and the best. Stay in, stay safe. ‘
Other witnesses said on social media that the air ambulance had been called up for the incident.
A user added, “Dorset Road turns back the clocks during quarantine. I hope it’s not as serious as I’ve heard. ‘
Any witness or person with information is requested to call the police at 101 or the emergency room on 020 8345 3775, quoting reference CAD4286 / 01 April.
To remain anonymous, please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.