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Arrest made in Chislehurst murder investigation

News   •   Jan 10, 2018 17:09 GMT

Police investigating the murder of a man who died following an assault in Chislehurst have made an arrest.

An 18-year-old man [A] was arrested on suspicion of murder this afternoon (Wednesday, 10 January) and remains in custody at a south London police station.

An investigation was launched after police were called at approximately 21:05hrs on Tuesday, 9 January to reports of a fight on Empress Drive in Chislehurst.

Officers attended and found an 18-year-old man suffering injuries.

He was taken by the London Ambulance Service to a south a London hospital where he later died shortly after 08:00hrs on Wednesday, 10 January.

His next of kin have been informed.

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

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command are dealing and Detective Chief Inspector Tim Wright is leading.

He said: "We understand that neighbours and people passing through the area witnessed the incident on Tuesday evening. We are keen to speak to all witnesses and would encourage them to come forward as soon as possible.

"A young man has lost his life and we are doing everything we can to piece together what took place."

Enquiries continue.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is requested to call the incident room on 020 8721 4961 - you can also tweet @MetCC. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111.