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Battersea 'street fight': Murder probe as man, 46, killed in brawl in south-west London

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A murder investigation has been launched after a man was killed during a street brawl in south-west London.


The victim, 46, was found suffering injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene in Battersea on Wednesday evening.

Police were called to reports of a group of men fighting in Charlotte Despard Avenue at 5.30pm.

The shocking incident took place within a communal area of a block of flats in the same street.

Police were called to reports of men fighting in Battersea (Peter Banfalvi)

All suspects had fled before officers arrived, Scotland Yard said.

There have been no arrests.

A Met Police spokesman said: “Next of kin have been informed and a post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.”

Anyone with information to call the incident room on 020 8721 4005 or contact police via Twitter @MetCC. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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