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UPDATE: Teenager arrested on suspicion of murdering 17-year-old George Verrier in Bromley

PUBLISHED: 12:42 02 September 2013 | UPDATED: 15:41 02 September 2013

A 17-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of murder after teenager George Verrier died on Sunday.

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

Officers treated a 17-year-old who had been assaulted at the scene, but the victim, on his way home from a party, declined to be taken to hospital.

A further call was made to police at around 9.30am to reports of the same teenager being found unconscious at an address in Ferndale, in Bromley.

London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended the scene and took the youth to an east London hospital, where he later died shortly after 6pm.

It appears the victim suffered a head injury as a result of the earlier altercation, and enquiries continue to establish the full circumstances of the incident.

A 17-year-old, charged with murder, remains in police custody at a south London police station.

Next of kin have been informed. A post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.

Det Ch Insp Diane Tudway said: “Police were called to a disturbance at Southborough Road and the junction with Blenheim Road, Bromley.

“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.”

Anyone with information regarding the death of George Verrier should contact the incident room on 020 8721 4005, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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