Third Youth Arrested In Matthew Kitandwe Murder

South Thames College student was stabbed to death

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of Matthew Kitandwe in June and has now been bailed.

An 18-year-old and 16-year-old have already been arrested on suspicion of Matthew's murder.

Two weeks on from 18-year-old Matthew's murder in Wayford Street, his devastated family have urged any witnesses to come forward and speak to police.

His mother Rose, said: "My son Matthew, you will be greatly missed. You were my best friend and the house feels empty without you. It is a traumatic time for all the family. You were much loved by everyone and have left a very big gap to fill. Please, please could anyone with any information contact the police, as we don't want any other family to go through this."

Detective Chief Inspector Sam Price, of the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said, "Two weeks on, we are still no nearer to finding a motive as to why Matthew was attacked. So far we have found no evidence to suggest that this young man was affiliated to gangs or to any other type of crime."

A reward of £10,000 is being offered by the independent charity Crimestoppers for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for Matthew's murder.

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8721 5054 or police via 101. Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers via 0800 555 111 if they wish to remain anonymous and qualify for the reward.

July 11, 2016


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