Brixton stab victim ‘making music video’ when attacked and killed

A man who was stabbed to death close to Brixton tube station in south London was filming a music video when he was killed, onlookers said.

Despite the efforts of emergency services, the victim – who was aged in his early 20s – was pronounced dead at the scene at around 8.45pm on Wednesday.

A 24-year-old passer-by said: “I didn’t see the stabbing but I saw him take his last breaths.

“I saw him on the floor, there were loads of police officers around him.

“People around said they were making a music video and an argument broke out out of nowhere and a man produced a machete and stabbed this guy multiple times.”

He continued: “A girl was slashed as well. They said it was the victim’s girlfriend when she tried to intervene.”

The Metropolitan Police said on Wednesday evening: “(The victim’s) next of kin have been informed. Formal identification has not taken place and a post-mortem examination will be arranged.”

Police said a man was arrested nearby on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

Detectives from the Specialist Crime Command had been informed.