A 20-year-old Thornton Heath resident has been identified as the victim of a fatal stabbing.

Usmaan Mahmood was found with stab wounds at the junction of Melfort Road and Sandfield Road at 4.16pm on Tuesday, June 13.

Police attempted to revive him through CPR and requested assistance from the London Ambulance Service.

Mr Mahmood was rushed to a major trauma centre by paramedics and died in the hospital the following day on Wednesday, June 14.

Police now believe that he was stabbed within Thornton Heath Recreation Ground, before running out onto Sandfield Road and collapsing.

A post-mortem examination was held on June 15 and confirmed the cause of death as sharp force trauma.

His next of kin are being supported by trained officers during this time.

No arrests have been made in connection to the crime, and police enquiries are still underway.

Anyone with information on the crime is encouraged to contact the police quoting CAD 5777/13Jun or the independent charity Crimestoppers.

Detective Chief Inspector Mike Nolan from the Met's Specialist Crime (Homicide) said: "Our thoughts are with Mr Mahmood's family at what is an unimaginable time for them.

“I have assured them that I and my team will do everything we can to bring them justice.

"A young man has lost his life and it is imperative we identify those responsible.

“Londoners don't want violent criminals in their communities and we must work together to remove them from our streets.

“We believe Mr Mahmood was stabbed inside Thornton Heath Recreation Ground before running out onto Sandfield Road and collapsing.

“We are appealing for anyone who may have been at the park at the time of the time to come forward with any information.

"Please do the right thing and call us with anything that could assist our investigation and bring his killer to justice."