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Schoolgirl, 16, arrested over fatal south London stabbing

FATAL STABBING: Victim Ayodeji Habeeb Azeez

A 16-YEAR-OLD schoolgirl has been arrested on suspicion of murder in relation to the fatal stabbing of a young man in south London.

The young girl is the third person to be arrested in connection with the death of 22-year-old Ayodeji Habeeb Azeez.

Azeez died at the scene in Anerley after being stabbed in the early afternoon on Sunday November 4.

Detective chief inspector Mark Cranwell of the Metropolitan Police’s homicide and major crime command, who is leading the investigation, 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.”

Two men aged 19 and 21 were also arrested on suspicion of murder.

The pair have been released under investigation.

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