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Man arrested on suspicion of Sydenham High Street murder

PUBLISHED: 09:12 04 June 2015 | UPDATED: 09:12 04 June 2015

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21-year-old in custody following death of 18-year-old Nathan Murray

Police investigating the murder of Nathan Murray in Sydenham have arrested a man on suspicion of murder.

The 21-year-old was arrested yesterday (Wednesday) and is currently in custody at a south London police station.

Officers were called by London Ambulance Service at 12.08pm on Monday (June 1) to Sydenham High Street where a man was found suffering a stab wound to his chest.

He was taken to a south London hospital where he subsequently died of his injuries on Tuesday (June 2) at 01.25am.

Although the deceased has not been formally identified, he can be named as 18-year old Nathan Murray from Sydenham.

The victim’s next of kin have been informed with police waiting for a formal identification.

A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

A 16-year-old girl from Lewisham was arrested on June 1 for grievous bodily harm with intent and re-arrested the following day on suspicion of murder.

She has been bailed to return to a south London police station pending further enquiries.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command (HMCC) are investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 0208 721 4961. If you wish to remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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