Third arrest made following murder in Thornton Heath


Detectives investigating the murder of 60-year-old John Kennett in Thornton Heath have made a third arrest.

A 33-year-old man [C] was arrested on suspicion of murder on Thursday, 16 January and bailed to return on a date in mid-February.

A 50-year-old man [A] and a 41-year-old man [B] have previously been arrested and bailed pending further enquiries.

Police were called at approximately 21:30hrs on 23 December 2019 to reports of a stabbing on Woodcroft Road in Thornton Heath.

Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended. Mr Kennett was found outside a residential address suffering from stab wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 21:49hrs.

Detective Chief Inspector Harding, said: “The victim was found injured in a residential street. While it is not a heavy footfall location, there may have been members of the public travelling through Woodcroft Road who saw something. I urge those people to come forward and speak to my officers without delay.

“No matter how insignificant you think it may be please do make the call. We are building the sequence of events leading up to and immediately following this attack which has led to a man’s death, your call could complete the picture.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via 101, direct to the incident room on 020 8721 4205 or stay anonymous by calling the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.