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Detectives investigating the murder of a man in Southwark have arrested two more people.
A 28-year-old man was arrested today on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody.
No further action will be taken against another man, who was arrested yesterday on suspicion of murder.
Two more men, arrested yesterday on suspicion of gross bodily harm, have been bailed until mid-June, pending further inquires.
Police were called just after 2.30am yesterday to a disturbance on Queen Elizabeth Street, close to Tower Bridge.
Officers and London Ambulance Service went to the scene and found a critically injured man. The man, thought to be 20, was taken to hospital. He was pronounced dead at 3.45am. His relatives have been told.
A post-mortem examination is scheduled to take place today.
Although we are in the early stages of the investigation we believe that an argument involving a number of men and women took place in Tower Bridge Road. This then continued in Queen Elizabeth Street where the victim subsequently died.
The area around Tooley Street has a popular nightlife and I would ask that anyone who had been to a club in the area and may have witnessed the assault to contact us.
A number of night buses also use this route and it is possible that someone travelling to work, or heading home, may have seen something that will assist our investigation.
Police in Southwark would like to speak to a cyclist who collided with a woman leaving her with facial injuries.
The woman was walking along Abbey Street with her husband on Tuesday 14 April at around 6pm, when she was hit by a cyclist on the footpath at the junction of Tower Bridge.
The victim fell to the ground and suffered significant facial injuries.
"The victim sustained significant facial injuries and If not for her husband and a member of the public stopping to help she would have been left on that footpath. I would encourage anyone who recognises him to contact us immediately."
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Hundreds of families in Southwark have spent the night in makeshift shelters after yesterday's discovery of a second world war bomb in Bermondsey.
Two schools were shut down, shelters were set up at a library and leisure centre for people not allowed back to their homes.
Southwark Police has launched a murder investigation following the death of an 18-year-old man.
Officers responded to reports of a stabbing in Pilgrimage Street, SE1 yesterday afternoon. The teenager was pronounced dead at the scene.
The body has yet to be formally identified. However, the next of kin have been informed.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police via 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
A 18 year old has died after being stabbed in the street in Southwark this afternoon.
Emergency services were called to Pilgrimage Street around 2.30pm, but the man died at the scene shortly after.
So sorry to hear of fatal stabbing on Pilgrimage Street this afternoon - knife and violent crime has no place in Southwark #SE1
Police say they are still investigating the incident and no arrests have been made so far.
Southwark Police responded to calls from the public about a 'suspicious object' left next to a Tube station this afternoon, fearing it could be a homemade bomb... only to discover it was a cushion.
The force said on Twitter:
Units have responded to a report of a suspicious object in #SE1. Happily turned out to be an abandoned cushion.
They went on to encourage the public to keep reporting things of this nature, as real bombs might not be easy to spot:
A terrorist wouldn't leave an IED in plain sight with a useful red LED countdown. It'd be disguised as something you wouldn't look twice at
So a cushion abandoned next to a tube station? I'd say this was a good call from the member of the public. If you suspect it: report it
And also left a small warning for anyone taking the matter too lightly...
Re last about cushion. Appreciate there is an amusing side to this, but there is a very serious undertone
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