Sri Lankan youth knifed to death on south-west London street

Sri Lankan youth knifed to death on south-west London street

May 21, 2018   03:55 pm


A young man from Sri Lanka was stabbed to death on a street in south-west London, according to British media reports. 

Arunesh Thangarajah, 28, was found suffering from stab wounds in Mitcham in the early hours of Sunday.

Emergency services raced to the area of Upper Green East near Montrose Gardens and London Road shortly before 3.30am.

Police and paramedics fought to save him, but he was pronounced dead at the scene, the Evening Standard reports. 

Scotland Yard said a murder probe has been launched by detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command. 

Police have informed the man’s next of kin, and a post-mortem examination will be arranged. 

A 44-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder. He has been taken to a south London police station where he remained in custody on Sunday night.

Police investigating his death released the picture last night.

Thangarajah is the 65th person to be murdered in London since the start of the year.


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