Thirteen Year Old Arrested For Matthew Kitandwe Stabbing

Five teenagers have now been bailed on suspicion of murder

Detectives investigating the murder of Matthew Kitandwe in Battersea on Tuesday 21 June have arrested a fifth person.

A 13 year old boy was arrested on suspicion of murder and was taken into custody at a south London police station. He was later released on bail to return on a date in early September pending further enquiries.

Matthew Kitandwe
A young Matthew with his mother

Four other teenagers, ranging in age from 15-18, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain on bail. Promising footballer Matthew was stabbed to death in the communal stairwell of a block of flats in Wayford Street on Tuesday, 21 June. 18 year old Matthew was a student at South Thames College.

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.

August 3, 2016