THE identity of a murder victim who was stabbed to death on a busy road has been revealed.

Zelous Smythe, from Camberley, Surrey, was found injured on Nine Mile Ride, Crowthorne, at around 2pm on November 5.

Despite the efforts of paramedics, the 27-year-old man later died at the scene.

The cause of his death has been revealed as a single stab wound to the chest, following a post mortem examination conducted by the Home Office.

A 27-year-old man from Wokingham and a 20-year-old woman from Bracknell, who were arrested on November 5 on suspicion of murder, currently remain in police custody.

Nine Mile Ride remains closed while enquiries are ongoing at the scene and will reopen once these are completed.

Detective superintendent Ian Hunter, head of the Major Crime unit, said: “We believe there are some witnesses who we are yet to trace who drove past the incident at around 2pm on November 5 in Nine Mile Ride.

"If this was you or you have any information which may assist our investigation, I would like to encourage you to come forward and speak to police.

“The victim’s next of kin are continuing to be supported by specially trained family liaison officers.”

A scenewatch was put in place in the area while officers conducted enquiries to establish the circumstances.

Superintendent Shaun Virtue, local police area commander for Bracknell and Wokingham, added: “I understand our community will be concerned by this tragic incident, but the public should be reassured that police do not consider there to be any threat posed to people in the local community.

"Local officers remain close to the scene to provide reassurance and support to those affected.”

If you have any information please call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101, quoting the reference 685 5/11.

If you do not want to speak to police please call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.