The victim of a fatal assault in Brixton Hill has been named by police as 44-year-old Croydon local Mauricio Nascimento, also known as Maurice.
Emergency services were called to the scene on an area of green off New Park Road, Lambeth, shortly before 6am on Monday, July 12.
There they found Maurice’s body.
The area, by Roupell Park Estate, was cordoned off by the police well into the following day.
The victim’s next of kin were informed and are being supported by specialist officers. Formal identification is yet to take place.
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A local resident was woken up to screaming during the night.
Officers guard the scene of the crime the following day
(Image: David Nathan)
She told My London: “I live in the block of flats directly above where it happened.
“It’s indicative of how it’s become, I heard screaming, but that’s relatively commonplace nowadays, and I went back to sleep.
“I love it here, but it’s gone sour.”
Detective chief inspector Wayne Jolley, leading the investigation, said: “Myself and my team are keen to hear from anyone who can shed light on the circumstances surrounding Mauricio’s death.
“If you saw him on at any time between the evening of Sunday, 11 July into the morning of Monday, 12 July, or if you have information about what happened to him but have not yet spoken with police please do get in touch.”
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Anyone with information is being asked to contact police by calling 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting 1940/12JUL.
If you wish to remain anonymous, call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit Crimestoppers_uk.org.
Four people have been arrested in connection with the incident.
A 48-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder on Wednesday, July 14. He was taken into custody at a South London police station and has since been released with no further action.
Police are urging anyone with information to get in touch
(Image: David Nathan)
A 45-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder on Friday, July 16. He was taken into custody at a South London police station and has since been released on bail to return to a date in mid-August.
A 34-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder on Saturday, July 17. He was taken into custody at a South London police station and has since been released on bail to return to a date in mid-August.
A 28-year-old man was arrested on Thursday July 29 on suspicion of murder. He has been released on bail to return to a date in late August.
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