Two teens arrested over the fatal stabbing of a 23-year-old near Brixton Tube station

Two more teenagers have been arrested over the fatal stabbing of 23-year-old Shane Jerome near Brixton Tube station.

An 18-year-old male and a 17-year-old male were arrested in the early hours of Thursday morning.

They remain in custody at a police station in South London.

Cops were called shortly before 8.20pm on Wednesday, July 21, to reports of an assault close to Brixton Underground Station.

Mr Jerome, of Thornton Heath, was found suffering from a stab injury and was pronounced dead at the scene half an hour later.

A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm but has since been released with no further action.

The investigation into the circumstances continue, led by officers from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command.

Detective Chief Inspector Kate Blackburn, leading the investigation, said: “It has been just over a week since Shane tragically lost his life.

“These arrests mark significant progress with our investigation and I hope it brings some reassurance to both Shane’s family and the wider community that my team are working around the clock to bring justice for his murder.

“I continue to urge anyone who was in the area and who may have seen anything, or have footage on their phone or dash cam, to please contact us.

“I am asking anyone with any information to call police via 101 quoting reference Cad 7056/21Jul. To remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

 


 

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