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Sixth suspect arrested after Walthamstow park party shooting

One man has already appeared in court while four others are on bail or under investigation
By Victoria Munro

The police cordon outside Cheney Row Park (credit: Penny Dampier)
The police cordon outside Cheney Row Park (credit: Penny Dampier)

A sixth man has just been arrested on suspicion of murdering Sam Brown at a party in a Walthamstow park this summer.

Sam, a 28-year-old Walthamstow local, died in hospital in the early hours of 24th July after reports of gunshots at an “innocent-looking” party in Cheney Row Park.

Last month, Kyle Kemp, a 26-year-old from Mitcham, appeared at the Old Bailey charged with murder and is due to make his plea late next month.

Four other men were previously arrested on suspicion of involvement in the killing but released on bail or pending further investigation.

At Kemp’s hearing, the court heard that one suspect is believed to have fled the country to the Carribbean.

In a statement to the press today, officers confirmed that a sixth man – a 33-year-old – has now been arrested and remains in custody at an east London police station.

Officers are still appealing for information – get in touch by calling 020 8345 1570 and quoting the reference number CAD 267/24Jul. Images and video that are relevant to the investigation be uploaded here.

To remain anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.