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Two arrests in Tooting murder investigation

News   •   May 03, 2016 07:41 BST

[IMAGE: Lewis Elwin]

Detectives are continuing to appeal for information following the fatal stabbing of 20-year-old Lewis Elwin in Tooting.

On Monday, 18 April, police were called by the London Ambulance Service at 15:47hrs to reports of a stabbing on Penwortham Road, Tooting.

Officers attended and found Lewis suffering from stab injuries. He died at the scene a short while later.

A post-mortem examination on Tuesday, 19 April, gave the cause of his death as a stab wound to the chest.

On the day of his death, Lewis was dropped off in Moyser Road, at the junction with Ribblesdale Road. He was seen walking towards Mitcham Lane at about 15:30hrs.

While Lewis was in Moyser Road, he called a friend at 15:36hrs and they made arrangements to meet.

At 15:40hrs, Lewis was seen jogging along Penwortham Road from the direction of Moyser Road. He was heading towards Thrale Road where he collapsed.

A 19-year-old [A] arrested on Monday, 2 May on suspicion of murder has been bailed to return on a date in early August pending further enquiries.

A second 19-year-old man [B] was arrested on Tuesday, 3 May on suspicion of murder. He has been bailed to a date in early August pending further enquiries.

Enquiries by detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command continue.

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8721 4005.

The independent charity Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to £10,000 for information leading to the conviction of those responsible for Lewis's murder.

Those with information will not have to give any personal details about themselves; all Crimestoppers wants is your information through 0800 555 111 or the anonymous online form at crimestoppers-uk.org. Information given to police will not qualify.