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Two more arrests in Michael Jonas murder investigation

PUBLISHED: 17:05 07 November 2017

Michael Jonas

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Michael was stabbed to death in Penge last week

Police investigating the murder of 17-year-old Michael Jonas have made two more arrests.

The Penge teenager was stabbed to death in Betts Park on Thursday last week, sparking a police appeal for witnesses.

A 16-year-old boy arrested on Saturday has been released with no further action.

But on Tuesday, police announced two more teenage boys, aged 16 and 17, had been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Both are in custody at a south London police station.

Police were called to Betts Park at 7.22pm on Thursday, November 2, having heard there had been an attack.

When police arrived, they found Michael with multiple stab wounds.

Despite their best efforts, police and paramedics could not revive the teenager and he was pronounced dead at the scene just after 8.15pm.

A post-mortem examination conducted on Friday, November 3, confirmed the cause of death as stab wounds to the chest and haemorrhage.

The teenager’s father, Michael Jonas senior, made a tribute to his son on Facebook, available to read here.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command continue to investigate and appeal for witnesses.

Anyone with information is asked to call Met Police’s incident room on 020 8721 46222 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Enquiries continue.

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