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Sixth Arrest Over Shakilus Murder

A sixth teenager has been arrested in connection with the murder of 16-year-old Shakilus Townsend in south London.

Shakilus, from Deptford, was beaten with a baseball bat and repeatedly stabbed in Thornton Heath on 3 July.

A 16-year-old was arrested at an address in South Norwood, south London, on Thursday morning, police said.

Tyrell Ellis, 18, of Thornton Heath, two youths, aged 17 and 16, and a girl aged 15 are due at Sutton Magistrates' Court charged with Shakilus's murder.

The spokesman added that a fifth person who was arrested, a 22-year-old man, has been bailed to return to a police station in south London in August, pending further investigations.

Shakilus is one of 19 youths to have died after being shot or stabbed in London this year.

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