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Man arrested over fatal stabbing

A 40-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after one woman was fatally stabbed and two other wounded in south London.

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Stabbing victim 'died trying to protect sister'

Forensics examine the house in Brixton in which two sisters were stabbed, one fatally. Credit: Press Association

The 17-year-old girl and the 28-year-old woman stabbed in a house in south London are sisters, police said.

The elder sister died as a result of her injuries. Speaking at Brixton Station this afternoon, Detective Inspector Will Reynolds said:

"The lady who was fatally stabbed is the sister of the 17-year-old girl who tried to protect her."

The teenager suffered stab wounds to her head and hands.

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