Police cordon still in place down leafy west London road after fatal stabbing

A police cordon remains in place down a "very quiet" residential street in Kensington and Chelsea, west London, as detectives continue investigating Wednesday night's fatal stabbing.

Police were called to Cathcart Road, SW10 at just after 10.20pm and found a man, who is believed to be in his 40s and has not been formally identified, suffering from multiple stab wounds.

Despite the best efforts of the emergency medical team, he died at the scene shortly after 11pm.

His next of kin have been informed.

A private ambulance
A private ambulance leaves the scene on Cathcart Road in west London (Henry Vaughan/PA)

A resident of the leafy west London street said she heard no noise to suggest the violent incident had taken place outside.

The 24-year-old woman, who asked not to be named, said she did not hear any arguments, adding: "It was just really quiet and I came out and everyone was already there.

"No-one heard anything or saw anything."

She described the victim as laying diagonally on his back in the street at just after 11pm and that "he wasn't moving".

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said he was "deeply saddened" by the news and plans to meet the Deputy Commissioner of the Met Police later today.

He said: "The police are doing everything in their power to bring those responsible to justice. If you carry a knife, be prepared to face the full force of the law.

"We must all work together to bring an end to senseless violent crime, which affects the whole country.

"I am continuing to do all I can to tackle this dreadful scourge, including investing millions in the Met's new Violent Crime Task Force. Last week I saw their work for myself, accompanying them on a raid which led to a number of arrests."

A crime scene remains in place and drivers are advised to avoid the area.

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