Man arrested over murder of Kwame Ofosu-Asare in Brixton

Written by on March 31, 2012 in Community, Crime, News - Comments Off on Man arrested over murder of Kwame Ofosu-Asare in Brixton

Kwame Ofosu-Asare was stabbed to death on the Moorlands Estate, Brixton

Police investigating the murder of 17-year-old Kwame Ofosu-Asare on the Moorlands Estate, Brixton, have a arrested a man.

Kwame was stabbed as he walked with a friend to his aunt’s house near Somerleyton Road on March 2. He died of multiple stab wounds while being taken to hospital in an ambulance.

An 18-year-old man, from Lambeth, was arrested on suspicion of murder yesterday (Friday) by police and remains in custody today.

Lambeth’s police borough commander, det ch sup Matt Bell, has said Kwame’s parents are “desperate” for him to get justice for their son and he has previously pledged to do everything in his power to catch those responsible.

Members of the public reported a “dark and heavy” atmosphere around Brixton, Streatham Hill and West Norwood in the days and hours leading up to the murder. Police reported seven violent crimes involving knives in the week before the fatal stabbing.

Earlier in the day of Kwame’s murder another teen, Garfield Stuart, was left blind in one eye after being stabbed 37-time on board a bus near West Norwood bus station.

A 22-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of Kwame’s murder earlier this month was released with no further action.

Anyone with information should call the incident room on 020 8721 4205, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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