Harlesden murder: three arrested

THREE people have been arrested over the bank holiday weekend as detectives launched a murder investigation over a man found slumped in the street with serious head injuries. The trio were arrested on Sunday morning as officers identified Filipino Jaypee

THREE people have been arrested over the bank holiday weekend as detectives launched a murder investigation over a man found slumped in the street with serious head injuries.

The trio were arrested on Sunday morning as officers identified Filipino Jaypee Maderazo as the man found at 5am in Cecil Road, Harlesden on Friday August 13.

A 33-year-old man was arrested in Hammersmith on suspicion of murder, while a 34-year-old woman was also held on suspicion of assisting an offender.

The man remains in custody at a north London police station while the woman has been bailed to return in October.


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A 24-year-old woman was also arrested at around 11.40am that morning on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.

Detectives are continuing to appeal for witnesses and information after Mr Maderazo was found and then taken by ambulance to Northwick Park Hospital in a critical condition, where he later died on August 17.

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A post-mortem the following day gave cause of death as a head injury.

Det Chief Inspr Lee Presland, from Homicide and Serious Crime Command (HSCC), who is leading the investigation, said: "The response to previous appeals has helped us to identify Jaypee but we still need to know more about him. For instance, we still don't know where he lived or who he socialised with or where he frequented.

"Therefore we are very keen to speak to anyone who knew him personally or through friends and acquaintances. If you are one of these people please contact us.

"We also continue to appeal for anyone who was in the area of Cecil Road in the early hours of Friday 13 August to contact us."

Jaypee had no identification and officers investigating his death made an appeal through the Times, issuing pictures of his possessions and tattoos to help identify him.

Following the appeal, members of the public identified the victim and his next of kin have been informed.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8358 0300; if you wish to remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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