Police arrest woman over chicken shop murder in Lewisham

Detectives investigating the murder of 15-year-old Jay Hughes in Bellingham, Lewisham, have made an arrest.

A 21-year-old woman was arrested on Wednesday, 21 November on suspicion of murder; she has been bailed pending further enquiries to a date in mid-December.

Jay was fatally stabbed outside Morley’s chicken outlet on Randlesdown Road, Bellingham at around 5.20pm on Thursday, 1 November.

He was taken to a South London hospital but was pronounced dead at 8.15pm.

A post-mortem examination was held at Greenwich mortuary on Sunday, 4 November and his cause of death was given as a single stab wound to the heart.

Detective Chief Inspector Chris Soole, of the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: “My team continues to work around the clock to apprehend those responsible for this callous attack, which cost a young boy his life.

“I’d urge anyone with information, no matter how insignificant they believe it is, to do the right thing and get in contact with us as soon as possible.

“I appreciate that there may be a reluctance to speak with police but I can assure you that we will treat all information given to our Major Incident Room in the strictest of confidence. Alternatively, you could speak anonymously to Crimestoppers.”

Anyone with information that may assist the investigation is asked to call police on 0208 345 3734

To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

You can also tweet police via @MetCC.

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