The man murdered in Battersea on Wednesday has been named by detectives from the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) as they renewed their information appeal Thursday (July 4).

Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing named the deceased man as 40-year-old Tesfa Campbell, who had previously been named locally.

Mr Campbell, who was from Croydon, was found with stab injuries on Latchmere Road at around 2.45pm on Wednesday (July 3)

He was immediately rushed to hospital, where he died of his injuries at 7.40pm.

Detectives from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating the stabbing and are keen to hear from anyone who was in the vicinity at the time, particularly around Latchmere Leisure Centre.

Detective Chief Inspector Simon Harding, leading the investigation, described the incident in further detail.

"At this stage we believe that the victim was walking down Burns Road with another man.

"As the two approached the junction with Latchmere Road, he was stabbed by the second man who then fled the scene on foot," DCI Harding said.

He added that the police were working hard to find the person responsible and urged members of the public to contact the Met if they had any information about the incident.

"We are doing all we can to find out who is responsible for this murder and are appealing to anyone who may have any information, including any dashcam footage, to come forward.

"This stabbing happened in broad daylight and we believe there are people out there who can help us establish the facts of the incident," the chief inspector said.

There have so far been no arrests while police expand their investigations.

The Met said that Mr Campbell's next of kin have been informed and that "a post-mortem examination will take place in due course."

Chief Superintendent Sally Benatar from the South West Borough Command Unit (BCU) also commented on the case Thursday, reassuring those closest to Mr Campbell that the Met were approaching the investigation with rigour.

"My thoughts are with the family and friends of the man who has died following this tragic incident, and also with the local community who will undoubtedly be shocked and saddened by this murder.

"An investigation is underway by a team of dedicated officers and I want to reassure residents of Battersea that we will leave no stone unturned in their search for whoever is responsible for this," Ms Benatar said.

"They will be supported by local neighbourhood officers and I would ask members of the community to speak to these officers if you have any information and concerns...

"The sooner we have that information, the more swiftly we can act upon it to address these issues," she added.

Anyone with information that could assist police is asked to call 101 or tweet ref CAD 4856/3 July.

Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.