A 22-year-old man stabbed to death by a five-strong gang on a quiet street in Anerley has been named.

Ayodeji Habeeb Azeez was murdered in broad daylight in Samos Road.

Emergency services were called at 12.30pm on Sunday (November 4) but he died half an hour later despite efforts from paramedics.

Mr Azeez, from Dagenham in east London, was the 121st person to be murdered in the capital this year and the fourth of five people to have been stabbed since Halloween.

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Detective Chief Inspector Mark Cranwell, leading the investigation, said: "This attack took place in the middle of the day, in broad daylight in a residential street.

"It goes without saying that this incident would have stood out in what would normally have been a quiet environment.

"It appears that four or five male suspects were involved in the attack; both they and Ayodeji were seen to run into Samos Road from Grace Mews.

"By this point Ayodeji had been attacked. The suspects fled in one direction while Ayodeji went the other way before he collapsed.

"I am appealing to anyone who was in the area on Sunday afternoon and saw this attack, or the events surrounding the attack, to come forward and speak to police.

"This includes trying to establish if anyone was with Ayodeji when he was attacked.

"My officers are making progress as to why Ayodeji was in the area, why he came to be attacked and who was responsible for his murder, but we need information from the public to assist us in keeping the momentum of this investigation moving forward."

Two men, aged 19 and 21, were arrested on suspicion of murder on Sunday and have been released under investigation.

Any witnesses or anyone with information should contact the incident room on 020 8721 4054.

To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.