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[Denardo Samuels-Brooks]
[Denardo Samuels-Brooks]

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Arrest made in connection with murder in Streatham

A woman has been arrested in connection with the murder of Denardo Samuels-Brooks in Streatham.

The 19-year-old woman [K] was arrested on Thursday, 5 August on suspicion of assisting an offender. She was subsequently released on bail to return on a date in early September.

An investigation was launched after police were called to reports of a stabbing on Prentis Road, SW16 at approximately 16:15hrs on Thursday, 10 June.

Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended and found 17-year-old Denardo suffering a stab injury. He was taken to hospital but despite the best efforts of the emergency services, he was pronounced dead at 16:51hrs.

Next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

A post-mortem examination took place at Greenwich Mortuary on Saturday, 12 June and gave cause of death as a stab wound.

Five people have been charged in connection with this incident. They are:

[A] A 17-year-old male from the Croydon area is charged with murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

[B] Umar Salami, 18 (16.10.02) of Addiscombe Grove, Croydon is charged with murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

[C] Denzel Kwateng, 19 (14.05.02) of Parkway, New Addington is charged with murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

[D] Andre Headley, 18 (12.11.02) of Prentis Road, SW16 is charged with murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

[L] A 17-year-old male is charged with affray and possession of an offensive weapon. He is remanded in custody. We await details relating to his next hearing.

[A] to [D] next appear in custody at the Old Bailey on Tuesday, 31 August.

+ Other people arrested have been dealt with as follows:

Two 16-year-old females [E] and [F] are currently released on bail to return on a date in early September.

Four other people – [G] a 15-year-old boy; [H] a 16-year-old male; [I] a 17-year-old female and [J] an 18-year-old man have been released with no further action.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact police on 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD 5897/10June. Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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