London: Suspect arrested for stabbing woman to death

A man has been arrested for murder after a woman in her 30s was stabbed to death in south London.

The killing brings the total number of knife deaths in the capital this year to 58.


Officers were called to a residential address in Brixton, at around 6.36pm on Sunday.

The attack occurred on Sudbourne Grove, where houses sell up to £1,325,000.

The woman was found suffering from stab wounds, and despite the efforts of paramedics, was pronounced dead at the scene.


A man in his 20s has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is in custody at a south London police station.

Officers from the Homicide and Major Crime Command have been informed, and a crime scene is in place.

Neighbours said the victim was killed in a domestic row.


Cristo Foufas, a TalkRADIO presenter who lives on the street, told The Sun: ‘I saw a suspect being led away in handcuffs. The police said the incident took place behind closed doors.’

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police confirmed: ‘Officers were called 16.36pm on Sunday, April PM to a residential address in Sudbourne Road, Brixton, following reports of a stabbing.

‘Officers attended, along with London’s Air Ambulance. A female, believed to be aged in her 30s, was found suffering from stab wounds.


‘Despite the efforts of paramedics she was pronounced dead at the scene. Next of kin are aware. Formal identification awaits.’

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