Christopher Foster murder suspect bailed

Christopher Foster Christopher Foster was in an alleyway outside a pub when he was stabbed

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A man arrested on suspicion of the murder of a father who police believe was killed in a case of mistaken identity, has been bailed.

Christopher Foster, 34, was attacked on 29 November outside St Christopher's Inn in Borough High Street, Southwark.

The law firm worker, from Walworth, south-east London, was a single parent to a four-year-old girl and had been stabbed in the back.

The 30-year-old suspect, arrested on Friday, was bailed until January.

Police said witnesses reported seeing seven suspects wearing hooded clothing carrying baseball bats and at least one knife, at the scene of the murder, an alleyway.

Det Ch Insp John Sandlin said: "At this stage of our investigation, we believe this to be a case of mistaken identity."

He said Mr Foster was stabbed as he stood halfway down the alley with his back to the suspects, five of whom then carried on down the alley after getting into a fight with a different man.

Five of the suspects made off down Borough High Street and tried to get into another bar, Belushi's. They then ran down Mermaid Court.

The remaining two suspects made off separately.

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