New details have emerged after a man was stabbed to death in New Haw on Monday evening (October 4).

Surrey Police, who have launched a murder investigation, said that the victim was a 42-year-old man.

His family are now being supported by "specially trained officers" and have asked for their privacy to be respected.

Five men have so far been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing, which took place on Heathervale Way in New Haw around 7.30pm on Monday.

A day later, on October 5, Surrey Police said that four people men arrested in the immediate aftermath of the stabbing had been released "under investigation". A spokesperson said:

"Two 18-year-old men from New Haw, a 28 year-old man from New Haw and a 19-year-old man of no fixed address have since been released under investigation. A 31-year-old man from Addlestone remains in custody. The investigation remains ongoing. Officers are still at the scene and a cordon is in place."

Inspector James Wyatt, Borough Commander for Runnymede, meanwhile sought to reassure residents in the area as the murder investigation continues.

"We understand that this violent act will have shocked the local community and we would like to reassure residents that we are doing everything possible to establish who is responsible and hold them to account. Local residents can expect to see an increased police presence in the area over the next couple of days whilst we carry out our enquiries. At this stage of the investigation, we believe that the victim and suspects were known to each other and we don’t believe there to be any risk to the wider public."

Anyone with information about what happened is asked to contact Surrey Police on their website or by calling 101 and quoting PR/45210104788, or calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.