A brutal murder has just taken place outside Prince George's new school, Thomas's in Battersea
A man was stabbed to death on Surrey Lane, near Thomas's School, where the young Prince will attend from September this year.
Paramedics were called to reports of a man suffering from multiple stab wounds and fought desperately to save his life, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police are still investigating and no arrests have yet been made
The victim of the attack has been named locally as Malachi Brooks, a “well liked” and “outgoing person”, according to sources who spoke to the Wandsworth Guardian.
The £6,000-a-term school boasts a famous alumni which includes singer Florence Welch and model Cara Delevingne, as well as her older sisters Poppy and Chloe, actresses Celine Buckens, Charlotte Ritchie and Tara Fitzgerald.
Floral tributes line the street after Malachi Brooks, named locally, was allegedly stabbed to death
A woman at the crime scene told the Wandsworth Guardian: “He was a really lovely guy.
"He was really outgoing and liked by a lot of people.
"It's a very sad loss."
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Detective Inspector Tony Lynes, who is leading the investigation, said: "This was a brutal attack on a young man.
"We are still trying to establish the circumstances behind this incident, and we are appealing to anybody who was in the area at around the time of the attack – from 12.45am onwards – or who lives nearby and may have seen or heard something to come forward and speak to officers as soon as possible."
One woman this afternoon burst into tears after seeing floral tributes left at the scene, with one reading "RIP friend, you will be greatly missed".
The exclusive school boasts several famous ex-pupils, including Cara Delevingne
One resident said: "He was just a really humble guy. He always had a smile on his face."
No arrests have been made.
Anybody who witnessed the incident is urged to contact police on 101 or, alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.