Tanesha Melbourne-Blake shooting: Fourth man arrested

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Tanesha Melbourne-Blake was found with gunshot wounds in Tottenham in April 2018

A 50-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder almost a year after a 17-year-old girl was shot dead in north London.

Tanesha Melbourne-Blake was killed as she walked with friends in Charlgrove Road, Tottenham, at about 21:35 GMT on 2 April 2018.

Police believe she died when shots were fired from a vehicle as it drove past a group of young people.

The man is the fourth person to be arrested over Tanesha's death.

He was taken into custody at a north London police station, according to the Metropolitan Police.

Two men, aged 18 and 22, were arrested earlier this month on suspicion of murder.

The 18-year-old has since been released under investigation, while the 22-year-old was released on bail until mid-April.

'Wrong place, wrong time'

A 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder four days after the shooting and released while inquiries continue.

Tanesha was the ninth teenager to be killed in London in 2018 - a year which saw a total of 132 people die as a result of violent crime, the highest level for a decade.

Her brother Hakeem Blake said Tanesha was shot because she was in the "wrong place at the wrong time".

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