Camberwell stabbing: 'Drill music leader' killed

A man believed to be the leader of a drill music group has been stabbed to death on the same street where a teenager was shot dead in May.

Three men were found with stab wounds on Warham Street, Camberwell, south-east London, at 19:20 BST on Wednesday.

The BBC understands the dead man was 23, known as SK and friends with 17-year-old Rhyhiem Ainsworth Barton, who was shot dead in the street in May.

Two men are in custody on suspicion of murder.

The Met said they were arrested nearby.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene and the two other wounded men were taken to hospital.

Drill is a dark form of urban dance music often featuring violent lyrics.

At the time of his death, Rhyhiem's mother, Pretana Morgan, called for a halt in the wave of violence in the capital.

Image captionA police cordon is in place around the crime scene

"Let my son be the last and be an example to everyone. Just let it stop. What must be, must be," she said.

"It's not about race, it's not about nation, it's not about culture. Nothing. It's just a human race."

The stabbing happened hours after Met Police chief Cressida Dick reportedly said rates of violence in the capital were stabilising .

A spike in the number of killings earlier in the year saw London's murder rate overtake that of New York, with knife crime a major factor.

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