Man Arrested In Connection With Lewis Elwin Murder

19-year-old being held on suspicion of murder

Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of 20-year-old Lewis Elwin have arrested a man in connection with the murder.

A 19-year-old man was arrested this morning (2 May) on suspicion of murder and taken to a south London police station where he remains in custody.

Lewis Elwin

Lewis Elwin

Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at 3.47pm on Monday 18 April to reports of a stabbing in Penwortham Road.

Officers attended and found Lewis suffering from stab injuries. He died at the scene a short while later.

A post-mortem examination at St George's Hospital Mortuary on Tuesday April 19th gave the cause of his death as a stab wound through his back.

On the day of his death, Lewis was dropped off in Moyser Road, at the junction with Ribblesdale Road. He was seen walking towards Mitcham Lane at about 3.30pm

While Lewis was in Moyser Road, he called a friend at 3.36pm, and they made arrangements to meet.

At 3.40pm, Lewis was seen jogging along Penwortham Road from the direction of Moyser Road. He was heading towards Thrale Road where he collapsed.

Detectives from the Met's Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating and anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8721 4005

The independent charity Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to £10,000 for information leading to the conviction of those responsible for Lewis's murder. Those with information will not have to give any personal details about themselves; all Crimestoppers wants is your information through 0800 555 111 or the anonymous online form at Information given to police will not qualify for the reward.

May 4, 2016