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Third arrest in connection with murder of Olamide Fasina

October 29, 2014, 1:05 pm

Police have arrested a third man in connection with the murder of Olamide Fasina in Bexley on Tuesday, 14 October.

The 22-year-old man [C] was arrested on suspicion of murder yesterday evening, Tuesday, 28 October, at an address in Luton and currently remains in custody at a south London police station.

A 21-year-old man [B] arrested on suspicion of murder on Monday, 27 October at an address in Gillingham, Kent also remains in custody at a south London police station.

A 22-year-old man [A] was arrested on suspicion of murder on Friday, 17 October and was subsequently bailed to return to a south London police station on a date in late October pending further enquiries.

Detectives continue to appeal for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward and assist with their investigation.

Police were called to Wolvercote Road, Bexley at 14:12hrs on Tuesday, 14 October.

Officers attending found a large group of males congregating at the scene and a 25-year-old man having suffered a stab wound.

London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance also attended but the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man was Olamide Fasina, 25 (24.9.89) of Erith, Kent. He was also known as Ben.

A post-mortem examination was held on Thursday 16, October at the Princess Royal Hospital and gave cause of death as a stab wound to the heart.

Detective Chief Inspector Russell Taylor, who is leading the investigation for the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: “We would like to hear from anyone who was in the area and may have seen either the build-up to this incident or the aftermath following the assault.

“There would have been a significant number of people around at this time of day and I would urge anyone who can assist this investigation to contact the incident room without delay.”

Officers know the victim was with a group of friends and associates that day and are keen to speak to anyone yet to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8721 4868, dial 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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