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Fourth person arrested in connection with Anerley murder

PUBLISHED: 12:37 12 November 2018 | UPDATED: 12:37 12 November 2018

Ayodeji Habeeb Azeez was fatally stabbed in Anerley. Picture: Met Police

Ayodeji Habeeb Azeez was fatally stabbed in Anerley. Picture: Met Police

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Detectives investigating the murder of Ayodeji Habeeb Azeez, who was from Dagenham and fatally stabbed in Anerley, have made a fourth arrest.

A 23-year-old man was arrested this morning (Monday, November 12) on suspicion of murder.

He is currently in custody.

Three arrests have previously been made.

Two men - aged 19 and 21 - were arrested on suspicion of murder on Sunday, November 4 and both have been released under investigation.

A 16-year-old girl was arrested on suspicion of murder on Friday, November 9. She has been bailed to return on a date in early December.

Police were called at around 12.30pm on Sunday, November 4 to reports of a stabbing in Samos Road.

Officers, London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended and found 22-year-old Ayodeji Habeeb Azeez suffering stab injuries. Despite the efforts of emergency services, he was pronounced dead at the scene at 12.59pm.

A post-mortem examination which took place at Princess Royal Hospital Mortuary on Tuesday, November 6 gave his cause of death as multiple stab wounds.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command, led by Det Ch Inspector Mark Cranwell, investigate.

DCI Cranwell said: “This attack took place in the middle of the day, in broad daylight in a residential street. It goes without saying that this incident would have stood out in what would normally have been a quiet environment.

“I am continuing to appeal to anyone who was in the area on the afternoon of Sunday, 4 November and saw this attack, or the events surrounding the attack, to come forward and speak to police. This includes trying to establish if anyone was with Ayodeji when he was attacked.

“My officers are making progress as to why Ayodeji was in the area, why he came to be attacked and who was responsible for his murder, but we need information from the public to assist us in keeping the momentum of this investigation moving forward.”

Any witnesses or anyone with information should contact the incident room on 020 8721 4054. To remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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