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A young 'stuntman' was knifed to death while filming a rap music video featuring supercars near Brixton Underground station in south London, according to a witness.

Onlookers watched on in horror as the victim – named by friends as Shane Jerome – was treated by ambulance staff following the brutal attack on Wednesday evening, reports MyLondon.

He is the said to have been seen clutching his chest and climbed into the emergency vehicle himself before re-emerging and collapsing to the ground.

As the video was being shot on the high street, involving a red Ferrari, a lime green Lamborghini and quad bikes, a fight suddenly erupted between two groups, a witness said.

The victim, named locally as Shane Jerome, who was stabbed to death in Brixton last night
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The Met Police has confirmed a man has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

The force was called at 8.18pm, with officers having helped in the desperate bid to save the patient.

Paramedics from the London Ambulance Service were at the scene, but the man was sadly pronounced dead at around 8.45pm.

One man told the BBC there was a “convoy of cars and quad bikes suddenly turn on one another".

"The man who was stabbed was lying in the middle of the road, with an ambulance on scene instantly, where the man was receiving CPR right away but looked lifeless," he continued.

"I thought they were play-acting or something, but then I saw the blood trickling down the road."

"It's almost as though there was a delay and then he suddenly realised he'd been stabbed," he added.

Forensic officers at the scene on Wednesday evening
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Tributes have since flooded in across social media, with the victim understood to have been from Croydon and in his early 20s.

A picture has been circulating online showing Shane – who also worked as a scaffolder – on a blue motorbike, the same one believed to have been left abandoned at the scene of the incident.

Seleka Gathercole – thought to have been his girlfriend – described in a Facebook post this morning how "my heart's completely torn in two".

She included photos of the pair together, including some where he is showing off a tattoo of her name.

"Rest in perfect peace to one of the best guys I knew," another friend said in a social media post. "Was always there just a phone call away, forever and always in my heart."

The local community has been left reeling from last night's violence, with one woman posting an emotional plea online.

In the short clip Lorraine Jones described the harrowing reality of the situation that had left "someone's son dead".

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene
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She said: "I'm going to show you the tent maybe that can prick your hearts.

"Trauma, pain, trauma and pain, a life been killed by a knife on the streets of Brixton.

"This is what we're living in. He's dead, he's dead, he's dead!

"I'm as transparent as I can be, see the crime scene, in that tent there's somebody's son in there.

"Who can you see? You can see the police. We're fighting the police when we should be taking care of our business."

A spokesperson from the force said: "His next of kin has been informed and are being supported by officers. Formal identification has not taken place.

"A post-mortem examination will be held in due course. A man was arrested nearby on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

"A crime scene remains in place and enquiries continue. Detectives from the Specialist Crime Command have been informed."

Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference Cad 7056/21Jul. To remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.