Photos from Hither Green murder scene show police and forensics swarming Lewisham street

By Staff

Photos from the scene of a murder in Hither Green show forensics, police dogs, and officers guarding cordons this afternoon (Thursday, March 21). Emergency services raced to Staplehurst Road, Lewisham, at around 11.09 last night (Wednesday, March 20) to reports of a stabbing.

There they found the victim – a 31-year-old woman – who was pronounced dead at the scene. A 24-year-old man was traced nearby and arrested.

Chief Superintendent Louise Sargent, responsible for local policing in Lewisham, said: “Tragically overnight a woman has been killed and we do not underestimate the impact this has on the local community and those who knew the victim.

“All of our thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends as we do everything we can to support detectives as they go about their enquiries. Please do speak with officers if you need to or contact your local policing team.”

Anyone who with information relating to this incident should call police on 101 quoting 8153/20MAR. To remain anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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