Fifth man arrest on suspicion of Custom House off-licence murder

Ahmed Deen-Jah

Ahmed Deen-Jah - Credit: MPS

Detectives have arrested a fifth man on suspicion of murdering Ahmed Deen-Jah inside an off-licence.

The 18-year-old was arrested yesterday and remains in custody.

It comes as police continue to appeal to anybody who may have been in Freemasons Road, Custom House, shortly before 3.30pm on Sunday, April 2 to come forward.

Det Chief Insp Gary Holmes said: “This was a particularly brutal attack on a young man.

“We are still trying to establish the circumstances behind this incident, and we are continuing to appeal to anybody who was in the Freemasons area at around the time of the attack, or who lives nearby and may have seen or heard something, to come forward and speak to officers or Crimestoppers as soon as possible.”

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Ahmed, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene, with a post-mortem giving the cause of death as a stab wound.

Four other people - two men aged 21, one aged 20 and one aged 19 - have been arrested on suspicion of murder and bailed pending further enquiries.

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Any witnesses or anyone with information should contact the incident room number 020 8345 1570, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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