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Murder arrest over Peckham stabbing

Deerhurst House, Peckham Image copyright Google
Image caption The man was stabbed outside of Deerhurst House in Peckham

A 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a man outside a block of flats in south London.

The victim, who was aged in his 20s, was stabbed outside Deerhurst House, on Haymerle Road, in Peckham, on Friday afternoon.

He has not been officially identified but next of kin have been informed. A post-mortem examination is due on Sunday.

The arrested man was held by police on Saturday afternoon.

He remains in custody at a south London police station.

The Metropolitan Police have appealed for witnesses and anyone with information to contact them.

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