London SE1 community website

Two more arrests over Queen Elizabeth Street murder

London SE1 website team

Detectives investigating a murder are continuing to appeal for witnesses to an argument in Tower Bridge Road in the early hours of Saturday morning to come forward.

Two more arrests over Queen Elizabeth Street murder
The crime scene at the junction of Queen Elizabeth Street and Horselydown Lane pictured on Saturday lunchtime

A 20-year-old man died in hospital early on Saturday morning after a disturbance on Queen Elizabeth Street, near the Tower Bridge Road junction.

On Sunday morning detectives arrested a 28-year old man on suspicion of murder. He currently remains in custody.

On Saturday another man was arrested on suspicion of murder but no further action will be taken against him.

Two further men – aged 34 and 21 – arrested earlier on Saturday have been released on bail pending further inquries.

Although we are in the early stages of the investigation we believe that an argument involving a number of men and women took place in Tower Bridge Road," said Detective Chief Inspector Rebecca Reeves.

"This then continued in Queen Elizabeth Street where the victim subsequently died.

"The area around Tooley Street has a popular nightlife and I would ask that anyone who had been to a club in the area and may have witnessed the assault to contact us.

"A number of night buses also use this route and it is possible that someone travelling to work, or heading home, may have seen something that will assist our investigation."

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8721 4868, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The SE1 website is supported by people like you
This article on a map
Map
Keep up with SE1 news

We have three email newsletters for you to choose from:

We are part of
Independent Community News Network
Email newsletter

For the latest local news and events direct to your inbox every Monday, you need our weekly email newsletter SE1 Direct.

7,000+ locals read it every week. Can you afford to miss out?

Read the latest issue before signing up

Archive
News archive from February 1999 to January 2001
Got a story for us?
Contact us with your tip-offs and story ideas.