A murder investigation has been launched after a man was stabbed to death during a rush-hour attack near a London tube station on 19 January. Detectives say the man, in his twenties, was pronounced dead at the scene after being found with stab wounds in Kendor Gardens, close to Morden Tube station, at about 8am.

A man was initially arrested on suspicion of wasting police time and subsequently arrested on suspicion of murder. He currently remains in custody at a south London police station.

Police are appealing for information and for commuters who may have seen something to come forward. Detective chief inspector Dave Reid said: "The stabbing occurred during the rush-hour period and there would have been a number of people in the vicinity making their way to the train station. I am appealing for anyone who may have seen the stabbing or the events leading up to the incident to get in contact with us."

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The victim's family has yet to be informed. A post-mortem examination and formal identification will be scheduled in due course.