Detectives investigating the murder of a single father outside a London pub have made a second arrest.
Christopher Foster was stabbed outside St Christopher's Inn on Borough High Street last Friday. Witnesses say he was attacked by a gang who were brandishing baseball bats and at least one knife.
Officers believe the offenders targeted the wrong man.
A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and has been taken into custody at a south London police station. It comes after a woman was arrested and bailed on Sunday on suspicion of assisting an offender.
Police say Christopher Foster, who was fatally stabbed outside a pub in Borough High Street on Friday, is believed to have been a victim of mistaken identity.
I think they were looking for someone. Chris was an innocent man. There was no reason for him to have been attacked. He was a working guy out with his mates having a beer. I need to find some witnesses who have seen this group in Borough High Street or the alleyways that run off it, before the incident, or afterwards, when five of them ran off down Mermaid Court."
– Detective Chief Inspector John Sandlin, Metropolitan Police
A gang of "hoodies" is being hunted by police after a man was fatally stabbed outside a pub in Borough High Street. Victim Christopher Foster had a young daughter.
The 35-year-old is thought to have been having a cigarette outside St Christopher's Inn moments before he was stabbed.
Witnesses say they saw seven suspects wearing hooded clothing carrying baseball bats and at least one knife. Anyone with information should call the incident room on 020 8345 3865, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
A 17-year-old boy has been arrested by police investigating the murder of a 20-year-old man stabbed to death in Homerton, east London.
Lamarni Hylton-Reid was found at the junction of Homerton High Street and Kenworthy Road, Hackney, east London, at 5.10pm on Wednesday.
He was taken to hospital by ambulance but pronounced dead at 6.30pm.
Scotland Yard said last night that the 17-year-old had been arrested on suspicion of murder and is being held at an east London police station.
Detectives have also arrested a 19-year-old man for assisting an offender.
Messages paying tribute to Mr Hylton-Reid, from Clapton, east London, have flooded on to social networking site Twitter, including one post which said he was stabbed on the way to visit his mother on her birthday
A man who was stabbed to death in east London has been named as 20-year-old Lamarni Hylton-Reid.
A spokesperson at Scotland Yard said:
Police were called to Homerton High Street, at the junction with Kenworthy Road, at 5:10pm on 21 August.
Officers attended and found a male suffering a stab wound.
He was taken to an east London hospital where he was subsequently pronounced dead at 6:30pm.
He has since been formally identified as Lamarni Hylton-Reid, 20 years (19.6.93) of Warwick Grove, E5.
An incident room has opened under the command of DCI John Sandlin of the Homicide and Major Crime Command.Enquiries continue.Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information is asked to call 020 8345 3865. Alternatively, to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111