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Teenager bailed after murder arrest following George Verrier death in Bromley

PUBLISHED: 07:40 03 September 2013 | UPDATED: 07:40 03 September 2013

George Verrier, 17, of Bromley

George Verrier, 17, of Bromley

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A 17-year-old boy has been bailed after he was arrested on suspicion of murdering teenager George Verrier in Bromley on Sunday.

Police were first called to reports of an altercation involving around 20 people in Southborough Road, at the junction with Blenheim Road, shortly before 1am on Sunday.

Officers administered first aid to a 17-year-old who had been assaulted on his way home from a party in Blenheim Road - though he declined going to a local hospital.

At around 9.30am, police were called again to reports of the same teen found unconscious at an address in Ferndale. He was taken to an east London hospital, but died just after 6pm.

A post-mortem examination took place at the Princess Royal University Hospital, in Farnborough Common, on Monday and gave the cause of death as a head injury.

Det Ch Insp Diane Tudway, of the MPS Homicide and Serious Crime Command, said: “If you were driving along that road you may have driven past that disturbance involving approximately 20 people.

“A young man was assaulted and he later died of his injuries. I would encourage anyone with information that may help investigating officers piece together what happened that evening to get in touch with us immediately.”

The MPS have made a voluntary referral to the Independant Police Complaints Commission to assess the actions of the officers who first dealt with George Verrier in Southborough Road.

The 17-year-old arrested was released on bail pending further enquiries until late October.

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