Man, 21, stabbed to death in south-east London as police make arrests

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 21-year-old man was stabbed to death in a residential street in south-east London.

Police and paramedics were called to Carteret Way, Deptford, shortly after 10.30pm on Thursday to reports of a stabbing.

Medics tried to save the victim, a man believed to be in his 20s, but he died at the scene.

His next of kin have been informed, police said.

“Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in custody,” a Met spokesperson said on Friday morning.

“A crime scene remains.”

Scotland Yard is appealing for anyone with information about the stabbing to get in touch.

Police tape and several police cars were seen at the scene at the Pepys Estate in Deptford, with more arriving on Friday morning.

A nearby business owner, who did not give his name, recounted their shock, describing it as “crazy,” adding: “Nowhere is safe.”

Another resident, who was waiting for a bus near the crime scene and also did not want to be named, said: “I was just in my house and there were so many police late last night. I do not know what happened. I was at work at two o’clock, my husband came back from work and saw a lot of police.

“The police were there until 2am. It’s the first time this has happened, I’ve been here for a year.”Anyone with information at this early stage is asked to call police on 101 or ‘X’ @MetCC and quote CAD8733/6June. You can also report information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.