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Murder investigation launched as man dies following fight in busy south London street

Reginald Ofei-Berko, 25, was found unconscious. Credit: Met Police

A man has died after a fight in a busy street in south London.

Scotland Yard said Reginald Ofei-Berko, 25, was found unconscious outside a block of flats in Walworth on Thursday after an altercation with a group of men

He was rushed to hospital after being discovered just after 3pm but died a short time later.

His death is being treated as unexplained pending a post-mortem examination but it is being investigated by murder squad detectives.

They have released CCTV images of Mr Ofei-Berko in a pawnbroker in Walworth Road 80 minutes before he was found in nearby Penrose Street.

I believe that someone holds vital information that will assist our investigation into how Reginald Ofei-Berko died.

He was found lying in the street, close to Walworth Road, in the middle of the afternoon.

This is a busy road, and with the hot weather, there would have been a lot of people out and about.

We believe there was an altercation of some sort involving a group of men and Reginald in the Penrose Street area in the time leading up to 3pm on Thursday, August 25

– Detective Chief Inspector Chris Jone

Extra reassurance patrols of officers have been deployed in the local area.

Information to the incident room number on 020 83453734 or via 101. Alternatively, they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 500 111.