Girl, 16, arrested over fatal south-east London stabbing

Girl, 16, arrested over fatal south-east London stabbing

Anerley stabbing: Girl, 16, held on suspicion of murder

Mr Azeez was chased down the street before he was stabbed. He was murdered in broad daylight in Samos Road.

Emergency services were called at 12.30pm on Sunday November 4 but he died half an hour later, despite efforts from paramedics.

Mr Azeez who was from Dagenham in east London, was the 121st person to be murdered in the capital this year and the fourth of five people to have been stabbed since Halloween.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Cranwell, from the Mets Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: This attack took place in the middle of the day, in broad daylight in a residential street.

It goes without saying that this incident would have stood out in what would normally have been a quiet environment.

It appears that four or five male suspects were involved in the attack; both they and Ayodeji were seen to run into Samos Road from Grace Mews. By this point Ayodeji had been attacked. The suspects fled in one direction while Ayodeji went the other way before he collapsed.

I am appealing to anyone who was in the area on Sunday afternoon and saw this attack, or the events surrounding the attack, to come forward and speak to police. This includes trying to establish if anyone was with Ayodeji when he was attacked.

My officers are making progress as to why Ayodeji was in the area, why he came to be attacked and who was responsible for his murder, but we need information from the public to assist us in keeping the momentum of this investigation moving forward. 

Police had previously arrested two men, aged 19 and 21, on suspicion of murder on Sunday, who were later released under investigation.

Earlier this week, Britains stabbing epidemic reached its peak, as the country saw saw six stabbing attacks take place across the country in just over 24 hours.

Four of the six stabbings had taken place in London, one in Great Yarmouth and the other in Birmingham. 

Police arrested three men on suspicion of murder in Birmingham after a man was found dead in the street on Tuesday night.

Footage from the scene in Sparkbrook showed officers laying a white sheet over the victims body. It is believed the incident was a stabbing.  

Also on Tuesday, officers were called to an alleyway in well-heeled West Hampstead in North West London at about 8pm after reports of yet another knife attack.

The boy was found on a road named after rock legend Billy Fury, close to a street of multi-million pound houses and the three train stations in the area. 

She is the third person to be arrested over the killing of Ayodeji Habeeb Azeez, 22, in Anerley at lunchtime on Sunday 4 November.

Two men aged 19 and 21 were arrested on suspicion of murder on Sunday and have been released under investigation.

Detectives believe Azeez was attacked by four or five people. A postmortem examination on Tuesday gave his cause of death as multiple stab wounds.

DCI Mark Cranwell, who is leading the Anerley investigation, appealed for witnesses. This attack took place in the middle of the day, in broad daylight, in a residential street. It goes without saying that this incident would have stood out in what would normally have been a quiet environment, he said.

It appears that four or five male suspects were involved in the attack; both they and Ayodeji were seen to run into Samos Road from Grace Mews. By this point, Ayodeji had been attacked. The suspects fled in one direction, while Ayodeji went the other way before he collapsed.

We need information from the public to assist us in keeping the momentum of this investigation moving forward.

On Monday night, John Ogunjobi, 16, died in front of his parents in Tulse Hill, south London. His was the 119th violent death in London so far this year.

DCI Richard Vandenbergh, who is leading the Tulse Hill investigation, said: We believe the victim was attacked by a number of suspects and the altercation would have undoubtedly drawn the attention of those who were in the vicinity.

The other three stabbing victims were Rocky Djelal, 38, Jay Hughes, 15, and Malcolm Mide-Madariola, 17.

Chief Supt Simon Messinger, the commander of the Mets central south command unit, said extra officers had been drafted into the area following the stabbings.

We have seen a spate of fatal stabbings in south London recently, with five murders over the course of the last week. One murder is one too many, with the devastation it causes to families, friends and communities difficult to comprehend, he said.

Tackling violence is a priority and one which remains at the forefront of all the work we do. This includes utilising our local resources but also supplementing them with resources from across the Met, including the violent crime taskforce.

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