Second man arrested in connection with murder of Rijkaard Siafa

Cops have arrested a second man in connection with the murder of 22-year-old Rijkaard Siafa in Croydon.

A 34-year-old man was arrested in the early hours of this morning at an address in Lambeth on suspicion of murder. He remains in custody at a South London police station.

Rijkaard’s family have been updated with this development and continue to be supported by specially trained officers.

Detective Chief Inspector Sarah Lee, leading the investigation, said: “While this arrest marks a significant development in our investigation, I am still appealing to anyone with information about Rijkaard’s murder to come forward. 

“We have had a great response from the community and I would like to thank those who have helped us so far. 

“However, if you saw or know something that could assist I would urge you to get in touch immediately.”

The investigation was launched after Rijkaard Siafa, who is from Croydon, was stabbed to death in Fellmongers Yard, at around 6pm on April 12.

Police were called to the scene of the crime, where a number of members of the public attempted to provide first aid, before London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance arrived at the scene.

Despite their efforts, Rijkaard died at the scene. 

A post-mortem took place yesterday and gave the cause of death as multiple stab wounds.

A 20-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder. He has since been bailed to a date in mid-June pending further enquiries.

A spokesman from the Met said: “Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or ‘X’ @MetCC and quote CAD6022/12Apr. You can also provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

“You can also make contact and upload any material which may assist the investigation at”

Pictured top: Rijkaard Siafa (Picture: The Met)

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