Man Held Over Peckham Shooting and Stabbing

A 24 year-old man has been arrested over the murder of a man in south London.

20 year-old Ola Raji died after he was shot and stabbed as he cycled along East Surrey Grove in Peckham last Tuesday night (21 April).

A post-mortem examination took place two days later and the cause of death was found to be a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Immediately following the murder, the suspects left the scene on foot in the direction of Sumner Road via a cut through from Cator Road.

Police are particularly keen to speak with the driver of a car that drove down Rosemary Road at around 10.30pm as he/she may have seen the suspects running up the road in the opposite direction.

Detective Chief Inspector (DCI) Will Reynolds of the Homicide and Major Crime Command leads the investigation.

DCI Reynolds said: "We believe that there were witnesses to this incident and I would like to encourage anyone who has information that could assist our investigation to come forward. We believe that after being shot Ola may have had some property stolen from him. It is likely that he was wearing a small pouch or bag under his body warmer. This has not yet been found."

"One week on from Ola's death, I would like to urge local people and anyone visiting the estate at the time of the murder to think about where they were and what they saw. It is essential that we piece together his movements that evening and understand why he was in East Surrey Grove at that time. Did you know Ola? Were you with him that evening? Do you know why he was there?

"All information provided to Detectives will be treated in strictest confidence but if you don't want to speak directly to police please call Crimestoppers. Calls to Crimestoppers are anonymous and callers are not even asked for their name."

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8721 4205 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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