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A second 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of 18-year-old Solomon Small.

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Detectives continue to investigate his death on Thursday, 15 August.

Mr Small was stabbed in Corrance Road, SW2, and pronounced dead by paramedics at 14:41 BST.

A post-mortem examination on Friday gave the cause of death as an incised wound to the chest, consistent with a knife.

Meanwhile a 17-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of murder on Thursday, 15 August has been bailed to return to court in mid-September.

Council car parking charge hike to be 'called-in'

Local Democracy Reporting Service

A decision to increase parking charges by up to 130% in Merton will be revisited after the council failed to fol low it’s own procedures.

The price hike, which has been described as discriminatory, would see parking in Wimbledon going up from£1.20 to £4.50 in some areas and permits increasing from £65 up to £150.

But there is now the possibility that this could now be overturned thanks to a ‘call-in’ by Merton’s Liberal Democrats.

At a special meeting of the council's overview and scrutiny commission this week Councillor Anthony Fairclough challenged the parking plan for ‘the failure to follow the council’s set equality assessment process’.

As part of the plan ‘equalities groups’ including people with disabilities and pregnant women had to be consulted.

But Mr Fairclough argued the council had failed to consult relevant groups enough to minimise the negative impact on them.

Chris Lee, the council's director of environment and regeneration, said groups had been contacted by email but when they did not respond it was not followed up as it should have been.