A man has died after a stabbing incident near Brixton tube station in south London.

The victim, a male in his early 20s, was found suffering from a stab wound close to Brixton Underground Station.

The Metropolitan Police said officers were called after reports of an assault, but the man, despite the efforts of the London Ambulance Service and the Air Ambulance Service, was pronounced dead at the scene on Wednesday at 8.45pm.

His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by officers. Formal identification has not taken place and a post-mortem examination will be arranged.

Wandsworth Times:

Police said a man was arrested nearby on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

A crime scene remains in place in Brixton as an investigation into the death continues.

Detectives from the Specialist Crime Command have been informed.

Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference Cad 7056/21Jul. To remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.