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Murder investigation launched after stabbing in Bromley

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Original article from Kent Live

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was stabbed in Bromley.

Police were called to Widmore Road at 10.51pm yesterday (September 14) following reports of a stabbing.

Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service paramedics and a London Air Ambulance crew.

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A 51-year-old man was found with multiple stab wounds.

Despite being given emergency medical treatment at the scene, he was pronounced dead at 11.56pm.

Police say his next of kin have been informed.

A few hours later, at 3.30am today (September 15), police were called to concern for the welfare of a man on the roof of a property in Burnt Ash Lane in Bromley.

Officers attended and engaged with the 29-year-old man, who later came down.

Police say they deployed a taser and the man was arrested on suspicion of murder.

He is in custody in a south London police station.

The deceased and the man arrested are believed to be known to each other. Police are not currently searching for anyone else in connection with this incident.

'Our thoughts are with the victim'

A crime scene is in place and an investigation is ongoing, led by Detective Chief Inspector Chris Wood. He said: "Our thoughts are with the victim at this very difficult time.

"We are in the early stages of our investigation and my team are working to establish what has happened here.

"Anyone who has information that could be useful to our investigation is asked to make contact with us."

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, giving the reference 7874/14SEP.

Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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