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Bexley Road Rage Stab victim named

Detectives investigating a fatal stabbing in Bexley have named the victim and made a third arrest.

Officers were called at 2.48pm on Sunday, 13 October, to Barnehurst Avenue, Bexley, following reports of males fighting in the street.

Officers attended with the London Ambulance Service and a man was found suffering from a stab injury to his chest.

He was taken to an east London hospital, where he died at 5.27pm.

He has been named as 20-year-old Ben Lines, from Belvedere, Kent.

His family have been informed.

A post-mortem examination took place at the Princess Royal Hospital on Tuesday, 15 October, and gave the cause of death as a stab wound to abdomen.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested that same day on suspicion of attempted murder; he has been bailed to return to a police station.

A 16-year-old boy  was arrested on Monday, 14 October, on suspicion of murder after he attended a south London police station. He remains in custody.

A 17-year-old boy was arrested on Monday, 14 October, at an address in Dartford on suspicion of murder. He remains in custody.

Detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime (Homicide) are investigating.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Cranwell said: “A young man has been stabbed to death on a Sunday afternoon in the street, and now a young man’s family have been left mourning and looking for answers. I am asking anyone with information, or who witnessed this fatal stabbing, to call police.

“In particular we want to hear from you if you were passing around the time of the stabbing and may have recorded your car journey on a dashcam.

“You can answer the questions that are being asked by a grieving family by calling police and telling us what you know.”

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Quote CAD 4418/13 Oct.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

 

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