A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a 21-year-old man who was fatally stabbed at a shopping centre in London, last week.
The Met police said the 22-year-old man was arrested yesterday (24 March) and remains in custody at a south London police station.
Police were called last Tuesday (20 March) at 09:30pm to reports of a disturbance in Stratford Centre.
Officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service and found a 21-year-old man suffering from stab injuries.
Despite the efforts of the emergency services he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Whilst formal identification is yet to take place, detectives are satisfied that the victim is 21-year-old Beniamin Pieknyi, from Milton Keynes.
DCI Will Reynolds, of the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: “It is believed that the victim and a friend were involved in an altercation with a large group of young males before he was stabbed in the shopping centre.
“I would like to make a direct appeal to all those in that large group to come forward and speak to police.
“It could be that you witnessed the incident and we need to eliminate you from the investigation as soon as possible.
“The shopping centre was busy at the time of the incident and a number of witnesses have already come forward to help police with investigations.
“We are grateful for this assistance and for those who provided emergency first aid to the victim.
“Anyone with any information about the murder, please contact our incident room on 020 8721 4005.”
Any witnesses or anyone with information is urged to contact the incident room on 020 8721 4005. You can also tweet police @MetCC. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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