Murder Investigation After Death Of 24-Year-Old From South Darenth

Murder detectives say 24-year-old from South Darenth died from stab wounds to chest and abdomen.


Police were called by London Ambulance Service (LAS) to a gym in Stable Lane, DA5 at 09:41hrs on Monday, 14 November, following reports of a stabbing.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended.

A man in his 20s was found suffering from stab injuries. He died at the scene a short while later.

The man has been formally identified as 24-year-old George Barker from South Darenth, Kent

A post-mortem examination held on Tuesday, 15 November at Princess Royal University, Farnborough, Kent gave cause of death as stab wounds to the chest and abdomen.

Next-of-kin have been informed.

The Homicide and Major Crime Command (HMCC) led by Detective Chief Inspector Laurence Smith investigate.

No arrests have been made. Enquires are ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at the HMCC on 0208 345 3985, a police non-emergency on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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