Investigation launched after man stabbed to death
A 29-year-old man has died after being stabbed to death in a park in south-east London. The man was found injured when police were called to Straker’s Road, Peckham Rye Park, at about 20:25 GMT on Friday. He was pronounced dead a short time later.
No arrests have been made and the area around the scene has been cordoned off, the Metropolitan Police said. Any witnesses or anyone with information should contact police.
Organisers of a New Year’s Eve run in the park, which had been due to take place on Saturday morning, said the event had been cancelled.
Peckham Rye Parkrun tweeted: “The park is currently closed and cordoned off to the public and we have been advised to cancel. Our thoughts are with everyone involved.
In other news – Winter set to be worst ever for Accident and Emergency waits, health leaders warn
The NHS is facing the worst winter for A&E waits on record, as hospitals are being “pressurized like never before”, health leaders have warned.
The Royal College of Emergency Medicine says it believes this will have been the worst December for hospital bed occupancy and emergency care delays. Learn more