Man, 42, stabbed to death – three teens and two men arrested over murder

Emergency services responded after reports of an attack in New Haw, Surrey on Monday evening, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 42-year-old man has been stabbed to death in a quiet village as police arrest three teenagers and two men over the murder.

Emergency services responded after reports of an attack in New Haw, Surrey on Monday evening, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two 18-year-olds, a 28-year-old and a 31-year-old – all from New Haw – along with a 19-year-old man of no fixed address remain in custody on suspicion of murder.

Police responded to reports of a man being knifed in the street during an assault at around 7.30pm last night.

An air ambulance rushed to his aid, but despite paramedics’ best efforts he died on the scene.

Inspector James Wyatt, Surrey Police Borough Commander for Runnymede, said: “We understand that this violent act will have shocked the local community and we would like to reassure residents that we are doing everything possible to establish who is responsible and hold them to account.

“Local residents can expect to see an increased police presence in the area over the next couple of days whilst we carry out our enquiries.

“At this stage of the investigation, we believe that the victim and suspects were known to each other and we don’t believe there to be any risk to the wider public.”

A spokesman for Surrey Police said on Tuesday: “Four men have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in custody. Surrey Police officers including specialist forensic teams, remain at the scene and a cordon is in place.

“We are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the assault or anything suspicious in the area to contact us to assist us with this investigation.”

The victim’s family are being supported by specially trained officers.

Officers remain at the scene, in Heathervale Way, and a cordon is in place.