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Police make third arrest in Walthamstow murder probe

Artist ‘Dappz’ was stabbed on 22nd February and died in hospital two weeks later

Brandon Road where the incident took place and (inset) victim 'Dappz'
Brandon Road where the incident took place and (inset) victim ‘Dappz’

A third man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a man in Walthamstow in February.

Lynton Wilson – who went by the name ‘Dappz’ – was stabbed in Brandon Road, near Wood Street, on the evening of Wednesday, 22nd February. The 35-year-old died from his injuries on 6th March.


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Today (Thursday 22nd) a 19-year-old man attended a North London police station where he was arrested on suspicion of murder. He remains in custody.

Two other men have already been charged as part of the investigation and are remanded in custody ahead of a trial.

A post-mortem examination carried out on 9th March confirmed Lynton died as a result of stab wounds to his chest and stomach.

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police’s specialist crime command are leading the investigation and their enquiries are ongoing.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to call the major incident room on 020 8345 3715. Alternatively, call 101 quoting CAD 5668/22Feb. You can also provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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