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Arrest made as teenager fatally stabbed in Woolwich named

The teenager was fatally stabbed on Monday (credit: Met Police)

A 15-year-old fatally stabbed in Woolwich has been named as Tamim Ian Habimana.

The teenager was attacked in Woolwich New Road at around 5.20pm on Monday, 5 July. 

Despite the efforts of emergency services, the victim died at the scene less than an hour later. 

His next of kin are being supported by specialist officers.

A 15-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of Tamim’s murder yesterday and remains in custody.

Detective Chief Inspector Richard Leonard, leading the investigation, said: “This arrest marks a significant development in our investigation.

“Officers have been working tirelessly to bring justice to Tamim and his family and I continue to urge anyone with information that could aid the investigation to come forwards.

“We are aware of footage relating to this murder being posted on social media and remind the public that any video captures or images may be very important to our investigation.

“Please upload these to police using the link below.

“Tamim’s family is reeling from the shock of his death. I urge the public to consider their feelings and respect their privacy as they struggle to come to terms with their loss.”

To provide footage to the investigation team please visit here.

Any witnesses or anyone with information should call 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting 5748/05Jul.

To remain 100% anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Any young people who have either information about crime can visit www.fearless.org to where they can pass on information anonymously – your I.P address will not be traced. Fearless is part of the Crimestoppers charity, and is also independent of the police.

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