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Latwaan Griffiths murder: two arrests made

PICTURED: Latwaan Griffiths

TWO FURTHER arrests have been made in the murder investigation of of 18-year-old Latwaan Griffiths in Camberwell.

Both individuals were arrested on, Monday (Jul 30) and taken to a south London police station for questioning. The first was arrested on suspicion of murder the second was arrested in connection with this investigation.

Both suspects are currently in custody at a south London police station.

A 17-year-old male was arrested on Thursday, 26 July, by officers at an address in Kent on suspicion of the murder of Latwaan has since been released under investigation.

Police were called at approximately 6.55pm on Wednesday, 25 July, to reports of a man with stab injuries in Denmark Road, SE5.

Officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service.

The man - formally identified as 18-year-old Latwaan Griffiths from Southwark - was taken to a south London hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 00:22hrs the following morning.

Initial enquires into the investigation have established that the victim was on a moped with somebody else, who left him at the scene and rode off while members of the public administered first aid prior to the arrival of the emergency services.

Detectives are now appealing for the rider of the moped to come forward and have released an image of the moped rider in the hope that a member of the public may be able to help identify them.

Detective Chief Inspector Simon Harding, from the Met's Homicide and Major Crime Command, who is leading the investigation, said: "This is a tragic incident which has resulted in another young person being fatally stabbed in London and it's important we establish where the victim initially received his injuries. If anyone saw the moped make off from the scene or recognises the helmet or moped we equally need to hear from them."

Any witnesses or anyone with information should contact the Homicide and Major Crime Command on 020 8721 4205 or call 101 quoting CAD 6605/25 July. Information can also be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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