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Man bailed in relation to Wandsworth murder

News   •   Jan 27, 2018 20:42 GMT

[Malachi Brooks]

A fourth person arrested in connection with the murder of Malachi Brooks in Wandsworth in March 2017 has been bailed.

The 23-year-old man [D] was arrested in the early hours of Saturday, 27 January on suspicion of arson and perverting the course of justice.

He was taken to a south London police station and has now been bailed to a date in late January.

Two men have previously been charged with offences connected to Malachi's murder.

[B] Joel Preddie, 20 (29.08.97) of Chantry Way, Mitcham was charged on Saturday, 2 September 2017 with arson.

[C] Abdul Popatpotra, 26 (20.03.91) of Totterdown Street, SW11 was charged on the same day with arson and perverting the course of justice.

They first appeared in custody at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court on Monday, 4 September.

They are due to stand trial at a Crown Court yet to be confirmed, on Monday, 26 February 2018.

Malachi, 31, was fatally stabbed in Surrey Lane, Battersea SW11 in the early hours of Tuesday, 28 March 2017.