Third Man Arrested After University Lecturer's Death

He is being held on suspicion of murder

Detectives investigating the murder of lecturer Daniel Young made another arrest yesterday afternoon (January 26).

The 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.

Enquires by officers from the Homicide and Major Crime Command (HMCC) continue, and they also issued CCTV images showing Daniel in the minutes before he died.

Police had been called by the London Ambulance Service to reports of an injured man at 8.07am on Tuesday January 19. An air ambulance attended the scene, but Mr Young (pictured below) was pronounced dead

He was heading for his second day in a new job as a teaching fellow at Coventry University's London campus. He previously been the General Manager of the Antoinette Hotel in Wimbledon Broadway for many years.

Police have also been investigating an earlier incident at 7.25am in Lewis Road, Mitcham, where a 23-year-old man suffered stab wounds to his buttocks. He suffered non-life threatening injuries and remains in hospital.

The two incidents have not been linked forensically or evidentially, but due to the time and close proximity to Daniel's murder, the HMCC are working to establish if there is any evidence that the same suspect has committed both attacks.

A post-mortem examination at St George’s Hospital has found the cause of Mr Young's death to be a stab wound. Police are not discussing where on the body this was.

On Tuesday, 19 January a 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of wasting police time and suspicion of murder. He was subsequently bailed to return on a date in early March pending further enquiries.

On Thursday, 21 January a 35-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder. He was taken to a south London police station and subsequently bailed to return in late February pending further enquiries

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the incident room on 0208 721 4961 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 FREE.

January 27, 2016