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UPDATED: 18-year-old arrested in connection with Takayo Nembhard murder bailed

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UPDATED: 18-year-old arrested in connection with Takayo Nembhard murder bailed

Detectives investigating the murder of dad-to-be Takayo Nembhard at Notting Hill Carnival have made an arrest following the release of a CCTV image.

An 18-year-old man handed himself into police today, Tuesday 6 December and was arrested on suspicion of murder. He was later released on bail.

Officers still need to trace another man whose image has also been released.

Detective Inspector Laura Semple, Specialist Crime, said: “Do you know who this person is? He was caught on CCTV at the Carnival and we still urgently need to trace him.

“If can you help or have any information – no matter how small - about Takayo's murder please come forward.”

Takayo, aged 21, sadly died in hospital after being stabbed at around 20:00hrs on Monday, 29 August in Ladbroke Grove, under the Westway flyover. The rapper from Bristol had visited the Carnival with his sister and friends. A post-mortem examination showed he died from a stab wound to the right groin femoral artery.

There were several hundred people in the immediate area surrounding the murder and probably many witnesses. Detectives are still keen to hear from anyone with information, including anyone who was filming or photographing in the area at the time and may have captured relevant footage or images.

A dedicated page has been set up where witnesses can upload photos and videos of the incident. It is simple to use and can be accessed here - Public Portal (

Information can also be provided by calling the incident room directly on 020 7175 2206 to speak to an officer, by calling 101 or by tweeting @MetCC quoting 7478/29AUG.

Anyone wishing to remain 100 per cent anonymous can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or by visiting They never ask for your personal information and they do not track your device.

Four other people have also been arrested in connection with Takayo’s murder.

On Wednesday, 19 October a 23-year-old man [A] and an 18-year-old man [B] were arrested in Bristol on suspicion of murder.

A 20-year-old woman [C] was also arrested in Islington on suspicion of assisting an offender.

The 18-year-old man [B] and 20-year-old woman [C] were subsequently bailed pending further enquiries. The 23-year-old man [A] was released under investigation.

A 17-year-old male [D] was arrested in Bristol on Saturday, 22 October on suspicion of the murder and subsequently bailed pending further enquiries.