Three More Suspects Arrested Over The Killing Of Nigerian Man In London.


Three additional arrests have been made by detectives investigating the murder of Bright Akinlele in Camden in London.

Bright Akinlele stabbed in London hotel lobby

Three men, all aged in their 20s, were arrested on Wednesday, 20 February on suspicion of murder. All three remain in custody at this time.

Four men and seven women, aged from 19 to 28, were arrested on Monday, 18 February at an address in Camden on suspicion of murder. All eleven were released on bail to return on a date in mid-March.

Mr Akinlele walked into a hotel in Euston Street, Camden shortly before 22:45hrs on Monday, 18 February suffering from stab injuries.

Officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service, but despite efforts to treat him, Bright was pronounced dead at the scene at 23:31hrs.

Enquiries have established that Mr Akinlele was stabbed in a residential venue a short distance away from the Wesley hotel. He entered the lobby of the hotel from the street and then collapsed.

Staff at the hotel immediately came to his aid, contacting the emergency services.

The victim’s next of kin have been informed and formal identification has now taken place.

A postmortem examination carried out on Wednesday, 20 February found the cause of death to be a stab wound to the leg.

A murder investigation was launched by detectives from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command under the leadership of Detective Chief Inspector Glen Lloyd.

Enquiries are ongoing.

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