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Murder probe after pedestrian dies in Slades Drive, Chislehurst

A murder investigation has been launched and three men arrested following a man's death.

Police were called at 8.52pm to Belmont Road, Chislehurst, amid reports of up to 10 men fighting in the street.

Emergency services at the scene of the incident in Chislehurst last night. Picture: @Kent_999s
Emergency services at the scene of the incident in Chislehurst last night. Picture: @Kent_999s

Officers attended and found two men with stab injuries.

The London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended.

The men, aged 30 and 26, were taken to a south London hospital for treatment; their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

They have since been arrested on suspicion of murder.

At 8.54pm, officers were alerted to a collision involving a van and a pedestrian in nearby Slades Drive.

Ambulances at the scene of the incident in Chislehurst last night. Picture: @Kent_999s
Ambulances at the scene of the incident in Chislehurst last night. Picture: @Kent_999s

The 34-year-old pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene at 9.38pm.

The blue van did not stop at the scene and was found abandoned nearby.

A post-mortem examination will be held in due course. Formal identification has not taken place.

A 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder this morning and is in custody at a south London police station.

Inquiries are in their early stages, however, these incidents are currently being treated as linked.

"I would also like to hear from anyone who captured any images on their mobile phones"

Homicide detectives from the Specialist Crime Command are investigating.

Detective Chief Inspector Richard Leonard said: “All three men sustained their injuries in a small area close to the Gordon Arms pub. I believe that there are people who may have witnessed the fight, and one of the victims being struck by a van, who are yet to speak with us. I would urge them to come forward.

“I would also like to hear from anyone who captured any images on their mobile phones. This could play an important part in our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8721 4622 or police via 101 quoting reference Cad 8031/24July.

Alternatively, to remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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