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Three further arrests over Woolwich murder

November 23, 2012, 10:54 am

Detectives from the Trident Gang Crime Command have made three further
arrests following the murder of a 35-year-old man in Woolwich.

They continue to appeal for witnesses to come forward.

The men – [D], [E] and [F], all aged in their early 20s – were detained
yesterday evening, 22 November, and remain in custody at various south
London police stations.

Three other men – [A], [B] and [C], details TBC – were arrested
previously and have been bailed, pending further investigation.

Police were called at approximately 18.20hrs on Monday, 19 November to
reports of an incident. Officers and London Ambulance Service attended
and the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post-mortem examination held at Greenwich Mortuary on Tuesday, 20
November gave the cause of death as a gunshot wound to the stomach area.

The deceased has been identified as Marcus Innocent, aged 35, of
Kingsman Street, SE18.

Prior to the murder, a group consisting of 15-20 people, described as
black and white individuals, were seen congregating behind a parade of
shops in Kingsman Street at the junction with Lord Warwick Street.

Police believe the victim was initially set upon by one person within
this group and then by a larger number after which he was shot.

Some of the group were seen to run down Lord Warwick Street towards
Frances Street, whilst others got into cars parked in Lord Warwick
Street by the rear of the shops. These cars then made off from the

An incident room has been opened under the command of Detective Chief
Inspector Chris Le Pere, of the Trident Gang Crime Command.

DCI Le Pere said: “I appeal to anyone who was in the area of Lord
Warwick Street and Kingsman Street that evening who saw this group or
who may have seen the events leading up to this murder.

“We believe the victim, who lived locally, was attacked by a group of
people congregating in Lord Warwick Street near to the junction with
Kingsman Street. However at this early stage the motive for this murder
is unclear.

“If you witnessed this shooting, or the events leading up to or
immediately after it, please call the incident room.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8247
4553. If you wish to remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800
555 111.

Contact Crimestoppers anonymously with information about crime

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