A 42-year-old man man stabbed to death in Sutton has been named locally as Luke Blackmore. He was found by police in Typhoon Way, Wallington with multiple stab wounds shortly after 9pm on Monday (October 2).
The Met confirmed he sadly died at the scene despite the best efforts of paramedics. A woman was later arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill. She was taken into police custody before being released on bail.
At about 6.30pm on Monday London Fire Brigade were called to a mid-terraced house in Typhoon Way after a fire destroyed garden furniture and a first floor window, along with part of the guttering.
A crime scene was initially in place between Mollison Drive and Meteor Way, as a forensic tent was set up in the aftermath.
Detective Chief Inspector Mike Nolan in Specialist Crime said: “Our investigation is in the very early stages. Specially trained officers are supporting the victim’s family and they have our assurances that officers will do everything we can to support them and bring to justice whoever is responsible for this senseless act of violence.
“We have spoken to a number of people, but I still want to hear from anyone who may have captured footage via their doorbell, car or camera, to come forward and speak to us as quickly as possible.”
Chief Superintendent Andy Brittain, lead for policing in Sutton, said: “Local people will see an increased presence in the area as our colleagues in Specialist Crime investigate. Police and the public must work together to tackle violence on our streets. We need the support of the local community here; I urge anyone who has information that could help investigators to approach officers at the scene, or call 101 immediately.”
Anyone with information, video or images that could help police should call 101 or post @MetCC via X ref CAD 7417/2 Oct. To remain 100% anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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