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Police appeal for help after man stabbed to death in Kingston

By Sami Betache Oct 14, 2022
Albion pub Fairfield Road KingstonPhoto: Google streetview

The Metropolitan Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward after a 24 year old unnamed man was stabbed to death outside a bar in Kingston. 

The man, who has not yet been named, was found in Fairfield Road at 8:20pm on Thursday outside a gastro pub opposite Fairfield park.

Despite the best efforts of the the bar staff, locals, police and paramedics the man was declared dead at the scene. 

Detective Chief Inspector Wayne Jolley said: “Firstly, my thoughts are with this young man’s family and friends. They are being supported by specially trained officers and I want to assure them that my team and I are dedicated to bringing whoever is responsible for this to justice.

“Our investigation is in its very early stages but currently we believe that the victim was attacked in Fairfield Road. He then made his way to Fairfield East where he went into a pub garden and customers provided initial assistance and called the emergency services.”

Jolley urged anybody who witnessed any part of the incident to come forward and speak to police.

Superintendent Richard Smith of the South West Command Unit, which covers Kingston, said: “I understand the concern this tragic incident will cause the local community, especially given the significant number of people who offered this young man assistance in the immediate aftermath of the incident.

“Local residents will see increased police activity around Fairfield Road today and throughout the weekend – please don’t be alarmed as this forms part of our response to such a serious incident”.

Smith also reiterated that anyone in the local community with information should contact police immediately.

Kingston University has emailed students who may have been affected to remember that there is a range of support available to you through our Student Wellbeing Hub, including resources, drop-in sessions and counselling.

If you witnessed this incident or have any information that could help the investigation please call 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote reference 7902/13OCT22.

Information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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