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Man arrested on suspicion of 'single punch' murder of Oliver Dearlove

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering Oliver Dearlove, who was killed by a single punch during a night out.

Oliver Dearlove with his girlfriend Claire Credit: Met Police

Mr Dearlove was assaulted in Tranquil Vale, Blackheath, in the early hours of Sunday and died in hospital less than 24 hours later.

A post-mortem gave the provisional cause of death as intracranial haemorrhage.

The 30-year-old, of Eltham, south east London, was with friends and waiting for a pre-booked taxi when he was attacked.

A 31-year-old is currently in police custody after being arrested on suspicion of murder and on suspicion of actual bodily harm.

Our investigating is continuing and we've made huge progress in identifying key witnesses and recovering vital CCTV.

However, if you were in the area that night and saw something that may help our investigation but haven't yet spoken to us then please call the incident room.

– Det Ch Insp Lee Watling

Police believe one of Mr Dearlove’s friends was assaulted, before Mr Dearlove was struck causing him to collapse.

Anyone with information should call police on 020 8721 4205 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.