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South London murder probe names Croydon man as victim

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A Croydon man has been named as the victim of a fatal assault in Lambeth last month.

Police confirmed Tuesday (August 3) that 44-year-old Mauricio Nascimento, known locally as ‘Maurice’, was the victim of the assault while they await a formal identification.

Paramedics with London Ambulance Service called officers on 6.55am on Monday, July 12, to New Park Road in Lambeth, where the first responders found the body of Mauricio.

A special post-mortem examination held at Greenwich Mortuary gave the provisional cause of death as multiple injuries.

Police said Mauricio’s next of kin were informed and continue to be supported by specialist officers.

Detectives from the Specialist Crime Command continue to investigate, with four arrests made so far (see below).

Detective Chief Inspector Wayne Jolley, leading the investigation, said Tuesday:

“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.”

The four men have arrested in connection with Mauricio’s death are:

A 48-year-old man [A], 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.

A 45-year-old man [B], 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 [C], 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 [D], arrested on Thursday, July 29 on suspicion of murder. He has been released on bail to return to a date in late August.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police by calling 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting 1940/12JUL.

To remain 100 per cent anonymous, call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit Crimestoppers_uk.org.

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