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Three new arrests in 'mistaken identity' stabbing

Three more men have been arrested after a father of one was fatally stabbed outside a pub in Borough - with police believing the incident was a case of mistaken identity.

Christopher Foster was murdered in a case of mistaken identity Credit: Metropolitan Police

Father of one Christopher Foster was attacked by a hooded gang as he smoked a cigarette with a friend late in the evening on Friday November 26th.

Scotland Yard said three men aged 25, 29 and 33 were arrested today and remain in custody at a south London police station.

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Man arrested over 'mistaken identity' murder

Christopher Foster was stabbed outside a London pub. Credit: Met Police

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.

'Innocent man' stabbed in case of 'mistaken identity'

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

'Hoodies' sought over Southwark stabbing

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.

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Man hunted after Essex stabbing

Richard Frost and Kay Phillips. Credit: Essex Police

Police investigating an alleged attempted murder are searching for a 35-year-old man.

Richard Frost is believed to have been at the scene of an incident in Chelmsford, Essex, earlier this month when a 17-year-old boy was allegedly run down by a BMW car and then stabbed twice.

Mr Frost is thought to be travelling in East Anglia with his partner Kay Phillips, 26, and their five-month old son.

Police say Mr Frost has a leg injury and may be using crutches.

He's 5ft 8ins tall, of medium build and has pierced ears and tattoos on his hands.

Miss Phillips is about 5ft 4in tall, with blue eyes and shoulder-length or long dyed blonde hair.

Police are urging members of the public to come forward with any information by calling 0800 0961233 or 0207 1580197

Police name victim of Ilford stabbing

Police are appealing for information following Mariana Popa's death. Credit: Met Police

Police have named a woman who was stabbed to death in Ilford on Tuesday.

24 year old Mariana Popa was attacked in the early hours of the morning on Ilford Lane, near the junction with Loxford Lane.

A 48 year old man who was arrested in connection with her death has been released with no further action.

Teenager arrested over Homerton murder

20-year-old Lamarni Hylton-Reid was fatally stabbed on Homerton High Street. Credit: Metropolitan Police

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

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