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Two more arrests in murder inquiry

The disturbance happened near Tower Bridge Credit: Steven Paston/PA Archive

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.

– Detective Chief Inspector Rebecca Reeves, Metropolitan Police

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Cyclist leaves woman with facial injuries after footpath collision

Police would like to speak with this man in connection with the incident Credit: Metropolitan Police

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.

Andrea McVeigh was left with head injuries after the collision Credit: Andrea McVeigh

"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."

– Police Sergeant David Hunt

10 key London seats: Bermondsey & Old Southwark

Over the coming six weeks we'll be highlighting 10 key London seats to watch in the General Election.

We start in the constituency of Bermondsey and Old Southwark.

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In 2010 the Lib Dems got almost half of the vote. But Labour are confident they can depose Simon Hughes - who's been the MP there for more than three decades.

Teenager murdered in Southwark

Police tape Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

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.

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Teenager stabbed to death in Southwark

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.

Police say they are still investigating the incident and no arrests have been made so far.

Cushion mistaken for homemade bomb in Southwark

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:

They went on to encourage the public to keep reporting things of this nature, as real bombs might not be easy to spot:

And also left a small warning for anyone taking the matter too lightly...

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