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Pair held after man stabbed to death in south-east London

The victim died on Friday afternoon following reports of an altercation in Peckham Rye.

Two people have been arrested after the death of a man who was stabbed in the chest in south-east London.

The victim, aged 26, died on Friday afternoon following reports of an altercation in Peckham Rye.

Video footage and pictures posted on social media showed four police cars and sirens blaring following the incident as people looked on in the aftermath in broad daylight.

On Monday police said they had arrested a 22-year-old man on suspicion of murder and a 28-year-old man on suspicion of assisting an offender.

DCI Dave Whellams asked anyone who had filmed the altercation to come forward.

He said: “I am appealing directly to any witnesses – and in particular any of those people who have recorded footage – to contact police as soon as possible.”

The results of a post-mortem showed the victim had been stabbed in the chest and arm, police said.

Meanwhile a man has been charged following a stabbing on Thursday at Dulwich Park, south-east London.

A 31-year-old-man was found at the scene with a stab wound to his head and police said he remains in a critical condition in hospital.

Jermaine McDonald, 26, of no fixed address, is due to appear at Camberwell Green Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday charged with GBH, robbery, attempted robbery and possession of an offensive weapon.

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