A 14-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of GBH, in connection with the stabbing of a schoolboy, also aged 14, has now been bailed.
The victim, who suffered wounds to his leg and back, was stabbed on Friday, in Abbey Wood, south-east London. Witnesses described him being attacked by two black males. One was believed to have a knife and the other a metal pole.
"At 11.19 in the morning traffic was busy and there would have been a number of people present in the area. I am appealing for witnesses who may have been present at the time the incident took place to contact police.
I would like to reassure any potential witnesses who may be worried about making contact with police that Trident has extensive expertise in protecting witnesses and there are a range of measures that can be taken to protect you."
– Detective Sergeant Ewan Robertson, Trident's South Reactive Team
Anyone with any information is urged to call the Trident incident room on 0208 247 4877. To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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.