A seventeen-year-old was arrested today by police investigating the murder of a boy from Peckham.
The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is currently in custody at a south London police station.
Police say that although the investigation ‘continues to move at a pace’, they have renewed an appeal for information.
Officers were called at 4.35pm on Friday, November 2, to reports of a stabbing on Balham Hill, outside Clapham South station.
The victim, Malcolm Mide-Madariola, tragically died shortly after being rushed to hospital. The 17-year-old Clapham student was from Peckham.
DCI Massey, who is leading the investigation, said: “While we have made an arrest and this investigation continues to move at a pace I would reiterate my appeal for information.
“The stabbing in Balham Hill followed an altercation a few minutes earlier involving two small groups of young males near to Clapham South underground station.
“However I don’t believe anyone involved had travelled on the tube.
“There were a large number of people present when emergency services arrived at the scene, and although many have come forward, I want to ensure that we have spoken to all potential witnesses.
“If you were in the area and saw anything suspicious – in particular if you saw an altercation or anything suspicious on Friday afternoon near to Clapham South station – then please call the incident room.”
Anyone with information should call 020 8721 4868 quoting CAD 5291/02 Nov.
To give information anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.