Two more arrests in connection with fatal stabbing of Ernest Kalawa in Peckham

News Desk (11 January, 2017)

A man aged 23 had already been arrested the day after the attack

14108Ernest Kalawa and a circle of flowers left to honour him

Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of 24-year-old Ernest Kalawa in Peckham have made two further arrests.

A 21-year-old man and a 34-year-old man were arrested today on suspicion of murder.

They remain in custody at separate south London police stations.

Ernest Kalawa was found on December 30 with multiple stab wounds, including a slash on his neck, in Haymerle Road.

Paramedics pronounced the 24-year-old dead at the scene after they were called just after 5.30pm.

Police taped off a grassy area outside Deerhurst House where Ernest was jumped on by two attackers, after they had chased him from nearby Frensham Street.

A 23-year-old man was arrested on December 31, and released on bail until a date in April.

Detective Chief Inspector Lee Watling from the Homicide and Major Crime Command is leading the investigation. He said: “Did you see anything suspicious around 5:30pm on Friday, December 30 near Haymerle Road or Frensham Street, Peckham?

“I am extremely keen to hear from anyone who was in the area of this tragic incident as they may hold vital information that will assist our investigation. I would urge anyone who witnessed the assault or the moments leading up to it to call police and tell us what they know. Our incident room is ready to take your call on 020 8721 4205 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”




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