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UPDATE: Two further arrests in Deshaun James Tuitt murder investigation

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UPDATE: Two further arrests in Deshaun James Tuitt murder investigation

Detectives investigating the murder of Deshaun James Tuitt continue to appeal for witnesses and footage as they make two further arrests.

Two 14-year-old boys, [C] and [D] were arrested on suspicion of murder on Thursday, 15 September. They were taken to north London police stations and were later bailed to return on a date in mid-October.

Fifteen-year-old Deshaun was fatally stabbed at Highbury Fields, N5 shortly before 21:00hrs on Thursday, 4 August.

Officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service (LAS) and found Deshaun suffering with knife injuries. He was treated by medics at the scene, but despite their efforts, he sadly died in hospital a short time later.

His next of kin were informed. They continue to be supported by specialist officers.

Detective Chief Inspector Joanna Yorke or the Met’s Specialist Crime Command said: “Despite these arrests we are still very keen to hear from anyone who has information or footage relating to this incident.

“We are working hard to piece together a timeline of events that led to Deshaun’s murder and I urge anyone who saw something, or captured footage, to get in touch without delay.

“Deshaun’s devastated loved ones are asking why this happened – if you have information please get in touch and help us to give them the answers they so desperately need.”

A 15-year-old boy [A] was arrested on Wednesday, 10 August on suspicion of murder.

A 34 year old woman [B] was arrested on Wednesday, 10 August on suspicion of assisting an offender.

They were taken to north London police stations and were both later released on bail.

Information or footage can be provided to police at Public Portal (mipp.police.uk).

Alternatively, you can contact police direct on 0208 345 3865, call 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting 7948/4AUG.

To remain 100% anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit Crimestoppers-uk.org.

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