Five arrested in connection with Kentish Town teenager Lewis Blackman stabbing

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Dotz, Lewis Blackman. - Credit: Archant

Five people have been arrested in connection with the stabbing of 19-year-old Kentish Town teenager Lewis Blackman.

The five men, four aged 16 and one aged 17, were arrested on suspicion of murder at addresses in north and east London this morning.

They remain in custody.

The former Acland Burghley pupil died from stab wounds in Logan Place, in Kensington on Sunday February 18.

A 19-year-old man was arrested previously near to the scene on suspicion of murder, and possession of an offensive weapon in relation to a separate incident.

He has since been released under investigation.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Cranwell, of the Homicide and Major Crime Command, who leads the investigation, welcomed the arrest but urged others to come forward.

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He said: “My team have made five arrests this morning and, while this represents significant progress, this remains an ongoing investigation.

“Our enquiries have established that Lewis may have attended a party at an address in Earls Court Road at the junction with Logan Place. Were you at that party? Did you take any pictures or film while you were there? If so, please get in contact with police.

“I would also appeal to anyone who was in the area from around 2am that morning, specifically motorists or cyclists, who may have dashcam or helmet cam footage. This could help us establish the exact sequence of events leading up to Lewis’s murder.

“Finally, I would ask any cab drivers who made any drops or pickups from the area around Logan Place and Earls Court Road during the early hours of 18 February to come forward with any information that could assist this investigation.”