Peckham Rye Park stabbing: police launch hunt after man stabbed to death in park

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It is the latest fatal stabbing in London in 2022

A man has died after being fatally stabbed in a popular park.

Officers found the 29-year-old in Straker’s Road, Peckham Rye Park, south London, at about 8.30pm on Friday (30 December) after reports of a stabbing. Despite the efforts of London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance, he was pronounced dead at the scene half an hour later.

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The Metropolitan Police have launched an investigation but have yet to make any arrests. Scotland Yard said: “The man’s next of kin have been informed and will be supported by specialist officers.

Generic view of Peckham Rye Park. Picture: Google MapsGeneric view of Peckham Rye Park. Picture: Google Maps
Generic view of Peckham Rye Park. Picture: Google Maps | Google Maps

“A crime scene is in place and inquiries are ongoing. No arrests have been made at this early stage of the investigation.

“Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has information about what happened, is asked to call 101 with the reference 6165/30DEC. Information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.”

A New Year’s Eve parkrun scheduled for 9am on Saturday (31 December) was cancelled by organisers in Peckham Rye. The group tweeted: “There is currently a live Police investigation on the Rye.

“The park is currently closed and cordoned off to the public and we have been advised to cancel. Our thoughts are with everyone involved. We wish all of our parkrunners a peaceful new year.”