Further arrest in case of Penge man Dean Edwards returning home in early hours through park

Detectives investigating the murder of a man shot in the back of the head leaving a park in the early hours of Sunday, 12 July, have made further arrests.

A 30-year-old man and a 22-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of the murder of Dean Edwards on Monday, 12 October.

The 30-year-old was also arrested on suspicion of a Section 5 firearm offence – possession of a CS canister -and the 22-year-old was also arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply drugs.

They were taken to a London police station where they remain in custody.

Dean, 43, was walking through Betts Park on his way home from meeting his friends for a drink and was about to leave the park via the Croydon Road exit, when he was shot in the back of the head.

CCTV footage has shown that Dean left the pub at 11.50pm on Saturday, 11 July and started making his way home.

He then entered Betts Park at 12.15am and was walking towards the Croydon Road exit near the Tremaine Road junction, when he was shot sometime between then and 1am.

Police were called by paramedics at 2.20am and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers from the Specialist Crime South Command are investigating.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact homicide detectives via the incident room on 020 8721 4868, or via 101 quoting CAD 1402/12JUL.

Alternatively, you can provide information 100% anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

A 25-year-old man has previously been charged with Dean’s murder.

Pictured: Dean Edwards and the exit of the park

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