Police are appealing for witnesses after a 24-year-old man was fatally stabbed in Kingston.

Officers were called to Fairfield Road at 10.20pm on Thursday, October 13 after a 24-year-old man was found with stab injuries.

Emergency services attended but despite their best efforts the man died at the scene.

His next of kin have been informed and they are being supported by specially trained officers.

Formal identification awaits.

A post-mortem examination will take place at Kingston Mortuary on Saturday, October 15.

Officers from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command are leading the murder investigation.

There have been no arrests and enquiries into the circumstances continue.

If you witnessed this incident or have any information that could help police, call 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote the reference 7902/13OCT22.

Detective Chief Inspector Wayne Jolley said: “Firstly, my thoughts are with this young man’s family and friends. They are being supported by specially trained officers and I want to assure them that my team and I are dedicated to bringing whoever is responsible for this to justice.

“Our investigation is in its very early stages but currently we believe that the victim was attacked in Fairfield Road. He then made his way to Fairfield East where he went into a pub garden and customers provided initial assistance and called the emergency services.

“I’d like to thank everyone who has come forward so far to help with our investigation, your help is vital to understanding what happened. It is really important that if you witnessed any part of this incident, even if you don’t think it was important, please come forward and speak to us.”

Superintendent Richard Smith of the South West Command Unit, which covers Kingston, said: “I understand the concern this tragic incident will cause the local community, especially given the significant number of people who offered this young man assistance in the immediate aftermath of the incident.

“A team of experienced detectives are now working diligently to ensure those responsible for this crime are identified and brought to justice.

“Local residents will see increased police activity around Fairfield Road today and throughout the weekend – please don’t be alarmed as this forms part of our response to such a serious incident. Please do speak to us if you have any concerns.

“I would also reiterate the appeal to the local community for information that could assist the investigation, please get in contact with police immediately if you have any information.”

Information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.