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New arrest made in case of college lecturer stabbed to death while walking to work

Daniel Young was killed in an unprovoked attack while walking to work in London on 19 January.

mdr6-15Young Daniel Young Source: Met Police

POLICE IN LONDON have made a third arrest in the murder investigation of Daniel Young, a college lecturer who was stabbed to death in an apparently unprovoked attack while walking to his Tube station in London on 19 January.

A 37-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and has been taken into custody at a south London police station where he remains tonight.

30-year-old Young, a lecturer at the London Campus of Coventry University, had been walking to work through Kendor Gardens when he was set upon at around 8am on Tuesday 19 January.

Police had earlier released CCTV footage of Young walking along the street at 7.57am on the day in question.

Source: TheJournal.ie/YouTube

He is wearing a suit and carrying his laptop and a bag.

London’s air ambulance was notified of an injured man in Kendor Gardens at 8.07am

Police believe that Young’s assailant left the scene of the crime immediately afterwards and did so via the Dorset Road entrance to the gardens.

“Exactly a week ago today, Daniel left home to go to work. He had no reason to suspect he was going to be attacked and there is still no clear motive, or reason, for what appears to be the senseless murder of a brilliant young man,” said Detective Chief Inspector Cliff Lyons, the Met officer leading the investigation.

I believe his attacker left the park immediately after he attacked him. I am appealing for anyone who was nearby and saw something, however insignificant it may seem, to contact us.

“The response from the public so far has been incredibly helpful and both I, and Daniel’s family, are very grateful,” Lyons added.

dorset The Dorset Road entrance to Kendor Gardens, south London

Arrests

Two arrests had already been made during the investigation, a 26-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of wasting police time as well as on suspicion of murder on 19 January, and a 35-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of murder on 21 January.

Both were subsequently bailed for returns in about a month’s time pending further inquiries.

The Met Police are also investigating an incident in which a 23-year-old man was stabbed in the buttocks on Lewis Road, close to where Daniel Young was murdered, at 7.25am on 19 January.

Although there is nothing to indicate that the two crimes are connected, their sheer proximity to each other and the similar times has led the police to investigate whether the same suspect may have committed both offences.

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