Two Arrests Made in Lewis Elwin Murder Case

As police continue wide appeal for information

Detectives are continuing to appeal for information following the fatal stabbing of 20-year-old Lewis Elwin in Penwortham Road, following the two arrests made earlier this month.

A 19-year-old was arrested on Monday 2 May on suspicion of murder and has been bailed to return on a date in early August pending further enquiries. A second 19-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday 3 May also on suspicion of murder. He has also been bailed to a date in early August pending further enquiries.

Lewis Elwin

On the day of his death, April 18, 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 then seen jogging along Penwortham Road from the direction of Moyser Road. He was heading towards Thrale Road where he collapsed.

Enquiries by detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command are continuing and the team asks that any witnesses or 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.

May 24, 2016