Arrest Made After Man Found Stabbed To Death In Kendor Gardens

Police appeal to rush-hour commuters who may have witnessed attack

A man was stabbed to death in the morning rush hour today (January 19) in Kendor Gardens, between Merton Park and Morden.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after the man, aged in his twenties was found with stab wounds in the Park, which is between Dorset Road and Sandbourne Avenue.

A man has since been arrested on suspicion of murder, after initially being arrested on suspicion of wasting police time. He is in custody at a South London police station.

Kendor Gardens

Police had been called by the London Ambulance Service to reports of an injured man at 8.07am. An Air Ambulance attended the scene, but the man was pronounced dead.

Next of kin have yet to be informed, and police said a post-mortem examination and formal identification will be scheduled in due course.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating.

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Reid said: "The stabbing occurred during the rush hour period and there would have been a number of people in the vicinity making their way to the train station.

“I am appealing for anyone who may have seen the stabbing or the events leading up to the incident to get in contact with us."

After the arrest, police said their enquires were continuing. Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

January 19, 2016