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Man arrested in connection with Southwark murder

November 4, 2014, 12:30 pm

Detectives investigating a murder in Southwark have yesterday, Monday 3 November, arrested a man.

A 20-year-old man [B] was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody at an south London police station.

Police were called shortly before 14:30hrs on Friday, 31 October to reports of a stabbing in Pilgrimage Street, SE1.

Officers, London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended. An 18-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene just before 15:15hrs. Next of kin have been informed but we await formal identification.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating and an incident room has opened in Lewisham.

A post-mortem examination at Greenwich Mortuary on Saturday, 1 November gave the cause of death as stab wounds.

Officers are keeping an open mind regarding any motive.

At this early stage the suspect has been described as a dark-skinned black man, short, with short dreadlocked hair, wearing a white short-sleeved top, dark coloured trousers and dark coloured footwear.

With him was a taller black man (no further description at this time).

Any witnesses or anyone with any information are asked to call the incident room on 020 8721 4956, or police via 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via

+ An 18-year-old from Southwark [A] was arrested by detectives on Saturday, 1 November on suspicion on perverting the course of justice. He was subsequently bailed to return pending further enquiries to a date in mid-January 2015.

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