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UPDATE: Two arrests made in McCaulay Junior Urugbezi-Edwards murder

News   •   May 08, 2019 08:42 BST

[Victim: McCaulay Junior Urugbezi-Edwards]

Detectives investigating the murder of a teenager in Southwark have made two arrests.

[A] A 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of murder at an address in Norwich on the evening of Tuesday, 7 May. He has been bailed to return on a date in early June.

[B] A 33-year-old woman was also arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender at a residential address in south-east London on the evening of Tuesday, 7 May; she has since been released on bail.

The two people arrested are known to each other.

Police attended Tiverton Street, SE1 on Sunday, 5 May at around 21:30hrs following reports that London Ambulance Service were dealing with a stabbing at the location.

Officers attended along with London’s Air Ambulance and found McCaulay Junior Urugbezi-Edwards, 18, suffering from stab injuries.

He was taken to a south London hospital where he sadly died at 22:51hrs.

His next-of-kin have been informed. A post-mortem examination took place at Greenwich Mortuary on Wednesday, 8 May and gave the cause of death as a stab wound to the left thigh.

The Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating led by Detective Chief Inspector Richard Leonard.

DCI Leonard, said: "Two arrests have been made but we still need to hear from anyone with information that could help us. We are following a number of active lines of enquiry based on CCTV, forensic analysis and local engagement.

"McCaulay was chased from Newington Gardens, which is known as Gaol Park, into Tiverton Street where he was attacked and found shortly after by LAS medics. Did you see the chase or the attack? Please call and share what you know with my team straight away.”

Anyone with information is requested to call the police incident room on 020 8721 4622. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Young people who either have information about violence or knife crime, can visit where they can pass on information anonymously. Fearless is part of the Crimestoppers charity, and is also independent of the police.

If you need help or information to support someone you suspect is involved in knife crime, or you want assistance yourself, then you can visit or LondonNeedsYouAlive.