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Man arrested following Greenwich murder

News   •   Aug 04, 2017 11:22 BST

Detectives investigating the murder of a man in Greenwich who was shot at and stabbed by two thieves on a moped have made an arrest.

A 26-year-old man was arrested on Friday, 4 August in early hours this morning on suspicion of murder following the execution of two search warrants at addresses in the Deptford area.

The man is currently in custody at a south London police station and searches at the addresses are ongoing.

Danny Pearce, 31, of Bromley, was stabbed in King William Walk, SE10 on Saturday, 15 July at 00:15hrs after he was confronted by two men on a moped who demanded he hand over his property.

Officers attended and found Mr Pearce suffering from stab wounds. Despite the efforts of the London Ambulance Service, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Next of kin were informed and formal identification took place on Tuesday, 18 July.

A post-mortem examination held on Saturday, 15 July gave cause of death as stab wounds.

The Met's Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating led by Detective Inspector Jo Sidaway

Anyone that can assist the investigation can contact the incident room on 020 8721 4005, or police via 101 or Twitter @MetCC.

To give information anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.