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Murder investigators are in Cathcart Road, Chelsea after a man, believed to be in his 40s, was stabbed to death there last night (May 30).

Police and emergency services were called to the incident at 10.21pm.

The victim was found with multiple stab wounds at the scene near Fulham Road and died, despite the best efforts of London Ambulance Service officers, shortly after 11pm.

A murder investigation has been launched into the fatal attack and a crime scene remains in place in Cathcart Road on Thursday morning (May 31).

The victim's next of kin have been informed and a post-mortem examination will be carried out in due course.

No arrests have been made in connection with the incident.

We will be bringing you all the latest updates below.

Chelsea resident says streets were "very very quiet" following fatal stabbing

Chelsea resident, Ferne Arfin who lives near Cathcart Road where a man was stabbed to death last night described the streets as “eerily quiet” following the incident.

Speaking to getwestlondon she said: “Even though it all started at around 10pm I didn’t really notice anything until well after midnight.”

She added: “I took my dog out for a walk at about 1am and the first thing I noticed was that it was very very quiet - I kind of assumed it was because it’s half term and lots of people had taken their children away. Then coming back to the house I noticed there was a policeman standing across the street at it was roped off. And I went up to the corner and saw the street was roped off in sections going all the way up to the Fulham Road.”

She said she spoke to a police at the cordon who explained there had been a stabbing nearby but didn’t give more details.

She added: “Then I went back to my flat and looked out the window and saw a car was parked there, with the doors open, just there and then about half an hour later a whole bunch of men, about four to five in forensic gear turned up.”

She added: “It’s still cordoned off today, the zebra crossing in Finborough Road is cordoned off at the pavement on both sides and it’s incredibly quiet for a weekday morning.”

See forensics at scene of Chelsea murder probe

Images show forensic officers combing residential Chelsea streets for evidence following last night’t fatal attack.

Forensic officers descend on streets around Cathcart Road

Images show forensics gathering evidence in the streets surrounding Cathcart Road on Thursday.

Forensic officers searched streets around Cathcart Road for evidence
Forensic officers searched streets around Cathcart Road for evidence (Image: Get West London)

Video shows heavy police presence in Cathcart Road

Footage taken at the scene shows police in Cathcart Road on Thursday morning (May 31) following a fatal stabbing there last night.

Police presence in Finborough Road

Images show Finborough Road closed off with police officers present, following a fatal stabbing nearby last night.

Streets surrounding Cathcart Road closed off following a fatal stabbing
Streets surrounding Cathcart Road closed off following a fatal stabbing (Image: Darren Pepe)
Police in Finborough Road near scene of fatal stabbing
Police in Finborough Road near scene of fatal stabbing (Image: Darren Pepe)

Forensics combing the Chelsea streets near where man stabbed to death

Forensic officers are combing the streets around Cathcart Road for evidence following a fatal stabbing last night.

Forensics are at the scene in Finborough Road
Forensics are at the scene in Finborough Road (Image: Ferne Arfin)

Resident describes streets as "eerily silent" following Chelsea stabbing

Pictures from the crime scene in Cathcart Road show police tape still in place the morning after a man was stabbed to death there.

Police tape up in Cathcart Road following fatal stabbing
Police tape up in Cathcart Road following fatal stabbing (Image: Darren Pepe)

Eye witness describes seeing stabbing victim "lying on his back in the street"

A resident of the leafy west London street said she heard no noise to suggest the violent incident had taken place outside. The 24-year-old woman, who asked not to be named, said she did not hear any arguments, adding: “It was just really quiet and I came out and everyone was already there. “No-one heard anything or saw anything.” She described the victim as laying diagonally on his back in the street at just after 11pm and that “he wasn’t moving”.

Sadiq Khan "deeply saddened" by latest fatal stabbing

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has said he is “deeply saddened” following the latest incident of deadly violence in London’s streets.

The Mayor of London wants to ensure the safety of Londoners
The Mayor of London wants to ensure the safety of Londoners (Image: PA)

In a statement, he said:

“I was deeply saddened to learn of the fatal stabbing of a man in Kensington last night and my thoughts are with his friends and family.

“The police are doing everything in their power to bring those responsible to justice. If you carry a knife, be prepared to face the full force of the law.

“I remain in close contact with the Met Police and I am meeting the Deputy Commissioner later today.

“We must all work together to bring an end to senseless violent crime, which affects the whole country. I am continuing to do all I can to tackle this dreadful scourge, including investing millions in the Met’s new Violent Crime Task Force.

“Last week I saw their work for myself, accompanying them on a raid which led to a number of arrests.

“If you have any information on this incident, please call the police on 101, or 999 in an emergency, or you can use the anonymous Crime Stoppers service on 0800 555 111. There is no honour in staying silent.”

Forensics are at the scene in Finborough Road

Forensics are at the scene in Finborough Road
Forensics are at the scene in Finborough Road (Image: Ferne Arfin)

What we know so far

Following a fatal stabbing in Chelsea last night here’s what we know so far

  • A murder investigation has been launched after a man, believed to be in his 40s, was stabbed to death in Cathcart Road Chelsea last night
  • Police and emergency services were called to the scene at 10.21pm
  • Despite the efforts of London Ambulance Service officers, the man, who had been stabbed multiple times, died just after 11pm
  • The victim’s next of kin have been informed and formal identification awaits
  • A crime scene is in place in Cathcart Road on Thursday as murder investigators remain at the scene
  • Nearby Finborough Road is closed westbound between Fulham Road and Redcliffe Square following the incident and there are traffic delays in the area.

Traffic delays in Chelsea and Fulham following fatal stabbing

Delays and queuing traffic continue around the scene of a fatal stabbing in Chelsea. Finborough Road is closed westbound between Fulham Road and Redcliffe Square while a crime scene is in place in Cathcart Road. According to traffic information service Inrix motorists should expect delays up to Earls Court.

Image shows forensic officers and police at scene of fatal stabbing

An image taken last night by Chelsea resident Ferne Arfin from her window shows police tape and officers at the scene of a nearby fatal stabbing.

Police and forensics at scene of Chelsea murder probe
Police and forensics at scene of Chelsea murder probe (Image: Ferne Arfin)

Finborough Road closed westbound

There are traffic delays around Finborough Road which is closed westbound between Fulham Road and Redcliffe Square while murder investigators remain at the scene of a fatal stabbing in Cathcart Road.

Video shows forensic officers at murder scene

Footage taken by Chelsea resident, Ferne Arfin, shows forensic officers at the murder scene last night.

She wrote: “Street closed for hours and crime scene guys all over a car.”

"Looks like someone has been killed"

Chelsea residents have woken up to a crime scene on their doorstep on Thursday morning after a man was stabbed to death in Cathcart Road last night. One eye witness, Richard Blackwell, tweeted to say Ifield Road and Finborough Road were “closed off” and that it “looks like someone has been killed in Cathcart Road Chelsea.”

Road closures as murder investigation ongoing

Finborough Road, Chelsea is partially closed as detectives remain at the crime scene in Cathcart Road.

The road is closed to traffic from Fulham Road up to Cathcart Road where the fatal stabbing took place.

Motorists should expect heavy traffic and delays in the area.

Road partially closed following fatal stabbing in Cathcart Road
Road partially closed following fatal stabbing in Cathcart Road (Image: Google)

Man stabbed to death in Cathcart Road

A crime scene is in place in Cathcart Road Chelsea after a man, believed to be in his 40s, was stabbed to death at around 10.21pm on Wednesday (May 30) night.

Murder investigators remain at the scene on Thursday (May 31) as a probe into the fatal stabbing continues.