Four people from the same family were found dead inside a house in South London in the early hours of yesterday morning (April 25). In the latest update this afternoon (Tuesday, April 26) the Met Police confirmed a man, 28, was Tasered and rushed to hospital in Lewisham as he was arrested on suspicion of murder. Police were called at about 1.40am on Monday, April 25 to reports of a disturbance at a house in “quiet” Delaford Road, in South Bermondsey. Officers attended the scene and forced entry to the house where they found four people with stab injuries.
Despite the efforts of emergency services, all four people were pronounced dead at the scene. Officers from the Met Police are in the process of contacting the next of kin. Post-mortems will be arranged in due course. Police confirmed the victims are a man aged 58, a woman aged 64, a woman aged 45 and woman aged 27. The victims have since been named as an NHS worker, her daughter, her granddaughter and her partner.
Dolet Hill, 63, her partner, Denton Burke, her daughter Tanysha Ofori-Akuffo, and her granddaughter Samantha Drummonds have now been named as the four people who died. The man arrested was taken to a South London police station where he remains in custody.
Friends, family and neighbors have paid heartbreaking tributes to each of the victims, the latest being grandfather Denton. His sister Julieth Hutchinson, 62, told MyLondon that her brother worked as a street cleaner in Westminster. She said: “He’s the chef of the family, he’s always smiling. He cleaned the streets in Westminster.
“My brother did not deserve to die like this. Last month we came to visit him he was a chef. He came for a better life.”
The youngest victim, Samantha Drummonds, was also only in the home while her Forest Hill home was under renovation. Police arrived at Samantha’s flat at around 7am on Monday and were asking residents if they had heard from her over the last 24 hours because someone in Southwark had made a concern for her welfare, according to neighbours.
A neighbor told the MailOnline: “The police knocked round and asked if I’d heard from Samantha over the last 24 hours or so. They told me that there had been a concern for her welfare made by someone in Southwark, which is where I know she has family.
“The last time I spoke to her was a few days ago when I called her and we spoke about what work she was having done at her flat. It’s terrible that she may have been caught up in it. She is really popular in the block because she is someone who always stops to talk to you and ask how things are.”
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