Police continue to investigate following the fatal stabbing of a 40-year-old in Clapham.

Officers were called at 2.37pm yesterday (March 29) following reports of a stabbing on Clapham Park Road, close to Clapham Common tube station.

A man was found suffering from stab wounds and sadly died at the scene.

The victim's next of kin have now been informed.

The investigation is now being led the Homicide and Major Crime Command.

DCI Paul Healy, who is leading the investigation, said: “This was a vicious and targeted attack on a man inside his car in a busy area.

“We understand the victim was driving a black VW Golf that was turning right from Clapham High Street onto Clapham Park Road when he was set upon by a group of males whilst sat inside his car. He received fatal injuries. The suspects, officers are working to trace are three males all of slim build seen leaving the area immediately after the attack. If you saw them or know who they are, I need you to get in touch with police urgently.

"A number of witnesses have come forward but I would also appeal to motorists in the area with any dashcam footage to get in touch as what they could have inadvertently captured may prove vital to investigators. Equally anyone with footage of the attack or aftermath is urged to get in touch”

At this early stage there have been no arrests and a crime scene is in place.

A number of enquiries including review of local CCTV footage, searches and forensic analysis at the scene are in hand.

Any witnesses and those with information should call the Homicide and Major Crime Command Incident Room on 0208 358 0400, Tweet @MetCC or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Chief Superintendent Simon Messinger said: "My officers remain at the scene today and around the area to provide reassurance to the local community and be on hand to help answer any concerns they may have.

“Homicide detectives do believe this was a targeted attack. That being said, I fully appreciate the alarm and concern this incident will raise particularly coming so soon after the fatal shooting of a young man in West Norwood. At this stage, there is nothing to suggest either incident is connected.

“There will be a visible police presence in the area with additional officers from the Violent Crime Taskforce drafted in to provide visibility and deter any further potential incidents.

"A Section 60 Order which grants police extra stop and search powers and help us prevent and deter any further potential criminality is in place and will be continually reviewed."