Ladywell murder probe: Four arrests and family ‘reeling’ after man, 29, found fatally stabbed in BMW

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A murder investigation has been launched after a 29-year-old was found with fatal stab wounds inside his car in Ladywell, south east London.

Police say the man’s family are “reeling” following the “shocking” attack which happened in broad daylight in a busy street.

Four people have now been arrested in connection with the stabbing, Scotland Yard confirmed on Friday.

Police were called to Malyons Road in Ladywell just before 2pm on Wednesday, when they discovered the injured man in his grey BMW.

Paramedics and an air ambulance were scrambled to the scene, but attended but the man could not be saved.

DCI Kieran, of the Met Police, said: “This was a shocking incident that took place on a busy street in the middle of the day. There were a large number of witnesses and I thank those people who have already taken the time to share what they saw.

“If you have footage or information but haven’t yet spoken to police, please do get in touch.

“We are building a timeline of the events surrounding the murder and your information could be a missing details in that picture. If you saw anything, please do take the time to contact us.

“The victim’s family is reeling from the shock of losing their loved one in such a violent way. Our thoughts are with them as our investigation progresses.”

A post-mortem examination and formal identification will take place in due course.

Four people have been arrested in connection with this offence. They remain in custody while police continue their “urgent” investigation.

Detective Chief Superintendent Trevor Lawry, leading local policing, added: “It saddens me to see another life ended by knife crime in our city.

“I know that this incident will send shock waves throughout our community. Please know that I share in your concerns, and while my officers are supporting the murder investigation team, they are also available to provide support and reassurance through enhanced patrols in the area.

“If you are worried please do feel free to approach officers and speak with them.”

Anyone with information or footage relating to this incident should call 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting 3928/10May.

To speak with officers from the investigation team direct please call 020 87214622.

To remain 100% anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit