A 27-year-old man has been arrested after a man was fatally stabbed in Lambeth.

At around 5am yesterday (December 10), officers dealing with a separate matter at Kings College Hospital in Denmark Hill came across a man suffering stab injuries outside the hospital building.

The man had been driven to hospital by a friend.

The man, who is aged in his 20s, died at the hospital a short time later.

A 27-year-old man was arrested in Lambeth on suspicion of murder last night.

He was taken into police custody where re remains.

A post-mortem held today (December 11) at Greenwich Mortuary gave the victim’s cause of death as stab injuries.

The man’s family have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

Formal identification will be arranged in due course.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Detective Inspector Matt Denby, Specialist Crime said: “Our investigation is at an early stage, however I believe the victim was stabbed in Clapham High Street at around 04:45hrs on Saturday morning.

“The victim was driven to hospital by a friend, but tragically his injuries proved fatal. As I begin work alongside dedicated colleagues and homicide investigators, my thoughts and sympathies are with this man’s family and friends. I can assure them of our total commitment to finding whoever was responsible and bring them to justice.

“I am appealing for any witnesses who are yet to speak with police to make contact with us and share what they saw or anything that they know. You can call officers on 101 and quote reference 1230/10dec or to remain anonymous please contact Crimestoppers."