Two further suspects arrested over death of ‘big softie’ shot as he walked home
Written by Rother Radio News on 12/10/2020
Detectives have arrested two men over the murder of a man in a case of “mistaken identity” as he was on his way home.
Scotland Yard arrested the suspects – aged both 30 and 22 – on suspicion of murdering Dean Edwards on 12 July.
Mr Edwards, a 43-year-old from Penge in south London, was walking down an alley way close to his home when he was shot with a 9mm pistol.
His body was discovered in the early hours of the morning.
The older suspect was also arrested on suspicion of possessing a CS canister, while the younger one was also held on suspicion of possession with intent to supply drugs, the Met Police have said.
Another man, 25-year-old Taylor Purdy, has already been charged with Mr Edwards’s murder.
The police have said Mr Edwards, who adopted three stepchildren in his early 20s, did not have a criminal history and had not been involved with police before.
His daughter, 21-year-old Hollie Edwards, said her dad was a “friendly, bubbly and loving person”.
“He was never confrontational and hated arguments, he was a big softie at heart, loved all the grandchildren and spoiled them.
“He was a good, innocent person.
“Mistaken identity is the only thing that makes sense – and that just doesn’t make sense.”
Ms Edwards has made an emotional plea for more information on who killed her father.
“Someone out there knows what happened to our dad,” she said.
“Someone knows who did this.
“Please tell the police any little thing you’ve heard, it might be a big deal.
“We’ve tried to sugar-coat what’s happened with the grandchildren, but the oldest one is eight and he wants and deserves answers as much as we do.”
© Sky News 2020