A man arrested in connection with the murder of a woman in Brixton remains in custody for further questioning.

Officers applied for a warrant of further detention at Croydon Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, May 3 following the arrest of a man, 33, on suspicion of murder.

This gives police an additional 36 hours to keep the man in custody for questioning.

Police were called to Stockwell Park Walk in Brixton at around 4pm on Monday (May 1) to reports of a stabbing.

Police were at the scene with London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance where they found a woman, 31, with stab wounds.

She was pronounced dead at the scene at 4.42pm.

The woman’s next of have been informed and are being supported by officers.

Natasha Jordan, who works at Live True London on Brixton Road, said: “There were loads of police cars and ambulances that came.

“Loads of police were walking up and down the road because there’s a police station right near here.

“No-one actually came in and said anything though, and I’ve been in here all day.”

Detective Chief Superintendent Seb Adjei-Addoh, local policing commander for Lambeth, said: “I am in regular contact with officers leading the investigation into this brutal attack and my thoughts continue to be with the woman’s family and friends as they come to terms with this awful news.

“We will do everything we can to support them at this unimaginably difficult time.

“I recognise that the community will be experiencing worry and considerable concern and we have extra officers out in the community to answer questions and provide a visible presence.

“My police neighbourhood policing teams have visited local community centres and businesses taking on board concerns and to ensure we are having the right conversations with local people at this time.

“I would also ask people to share anything that they feel might help the investigating detectives.”

Formal identification is yet to take place and a post-mortem examination has been arranged for Wednesday, May 3

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said: “Police were called at 16:02hrs on Monday, May 1 to reports of a stabbing in Stockwell Park Walk, SW9.

“Officers arrived at the scene and were joined by the London Ambulance Service and London's Air Ambulance.

“A 31-year-old woman was found with stab wounds.

“Despite the efforts of the emergency services, she was pronounced dead at the scene at 16:42hrs.

“Detectives from the Met's Specialist Crime Command are leading the investigation and have carried out a number of enquiries, including a review of CCTV from the area.

“They have also spoken to several witnesses.

“Based on these initial enquiries, it is believed the woman was walking along Stockwell Park Walk when she was approached from behind by a man who attacked her.

“At this early stage of the investigation, there is no information to suggest the victim and the man were known to each other.

“You can share images or footage directly with the investigation team here.

“Anyone with information about what happened is asked to call 101 quoting CAD 4728/01May. To remain anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”