Victim of brutal stabbing outside Morden Tube station named as police investigation continues

 
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The victim of a brutal stabbing that took place outside Morden Tube station yesterday during rush hour has been named as Daniel Young.

Young was stabbed as he made his way to work at around 8am, and police are urging commuters who may have seen something to get in touch. Detectives from the homicide and major crime command are investigating.

Officers, LAS and London's Air Ambulance attended the scene, in Kendor Gardens, SW19, and found a 30-year-old man with stab wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of wasting police time and subsequently arrested on suspicion of murder. He remains in custody.

Detective chief inspector Cliff Lyons, who is leading the investigation, said: "Although we are in the early stages of our investigation this appears to be unprovoked attack on a man that was simply going about is daily business.

"We believe that at the time of the incident Daniel was heading towards the station and was on his way into work.

"The stabbing occurred during the rush hour period and there would have been a number of commuters in the vicinity making their way to and from the nearby underground stations and tram stops.

"I am appealing for anyone who may have seen the stabbing or the events leading up to the incident to get in contact with us.

"I believe that suspect would have entered and exited Kendor Gardens via Dorset Road and Kenley Road. From which direction they entered and exited has yet to be established.

"I would like to hear from anyone who was in or around the Kendor Gardens area between 07:50hrs and 08:15hrs who can help with establishing the movements of the suspect."

A post-mortem examination is scheduled to take place on 21 January, at St George's Hospital.

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