Detectives investigating the murder of Deshaun James Tuitt have now made six arrests.

A 14-year-old boy [F] was arrested on Tuesday, 20 September on suspicion of murder, while a 15-year-old boy [E] was arrested on suspicion of murder on Friday, 16 September. Both were taken to an east London police station and were subsequently bailed to return on a date in mid-October.

Three people previously arrested on suspicion of murder, including a 15-year-old boy [A], and two 14-year-old boys [C] and [D], have alsobeen released on bail, as has a 34-year-old woman [B] who was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Fifteen-year-old Deshaun was fatally stabbed in Highbury Fields, N5, shortly before 21: 00hrs on Thursday, 4 August.

Officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service (LAS) and found Deshaun suffering with knife injuries. He was treated by medics at the scene, but despite their efforts, he sadly died in hospital a short time later.

His family have been informed and they continue to be supported by specialist officers.

Detective Chief Inspector Joanna Yorke, of the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said: “Despite these arrests we are still very keen to hear from anyone who has information or footage relating to this incident.

“We are working hard to piece together a timeline of events that led to Deshaun’s murder and I urge anyone who saw something, or captured footage, to get in touch without delay.

“Deshaun’s devastated loved ones are asking why this happened – if you have information please get in touch and help us to give them the answers they so desperately need.”

Information or footage can be provided to police at Public Portal (

Alternatively, you can contact police direct on 020 8345 3865, call 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting 7948/4AUG.

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