Fifth man questioned over 'racist stabbing'

Police investigating the fatal stabbing of Christopher Alaneme in Kent have arrested a fifth man.

The 31-year-old man was arrested on Monday morning and is being questioned at a police station in Kent.

Mr Alaneme, 18, was stabbed in Sheerness High Street on April 21 and died later in hospital. Christopher, who was black, was found after police were called to the area following reports of a disturbance.

A 29-year-old white man, who also suffered stab wounds, is still being treated in hospital. Police said that his condition has improved.

Four men arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder have been released on bail.

Kent Police said that they still wished to speak to Peter Connolly, aged 29, from the Commercial Way area of Peckham.

Police have urged anyone with any knowledge of his whereabouts to contact them.


Related UK National News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

26 September 2007
Man Arrested Over Kent Doctor's Murder
A 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a doctor in Kent. Consultant paediatrician Dr Victoria Anyetei, 54, was found in her car in the driveway of her home in Dartford on August 14. She had been stabbed to death. Kent Police said that the man was arrested on suspicion of murder at an address in Dartford.
07 May 2014
'Skull Cracker' In Custody In London
Kent Police, in partnership with officers from the Metropolitan Police Service, have arrested two men in East London on suspicion of conspiracy to commit armed robbery. On 3 May, Kent Police began a search for Michael Wheatley, 55, who had failed to return to HMP Standford Hill after being released on temporary licence.
14 April 2011
British Man Dies In Dubai Police Custody
A British man has died in police custody in Dubai. Lee Bradley Brown, 39, from east London, died on Tuesday after he was taken to a Dubai police station where he was allegedly assaulted and put into a cell. It has been reported that Mr Brown, was arrested over a row at the luxury hotel Burj Al Arab hotel.
17 July 2013
Wanted Man Arrested In London
The man wanted in connection with the murder of a 66-year-old man who intervened during a robbery, has been arrested. Ian John McLoughlin, 55, was arrested in London at around 01:00. He was wanted on suspicion of murder and robbery. Airports and ports had been put on alert as police hinted for McLoughlin.
20 May 2015
Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Murder In Kent
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder in Kent. At around 7.15pm on Tuesday (19 May), police were called to a property in Hectorage Road, Tonbridge. Two men, aged 34 and 54, had sustained injuries which police believed to be knife wounds. The 54-year-old victim died at the scene. The 34-year-old was taken to hospital.
12 March 2012
Teenagers Killed In Wakefield Double Murder
Police have revealed that the two females found dead in a flat in West Yorkshire were both teenagers and had been stabbed. The bodies of Samantha Sykes, 18, and Kimberly Frank, 17, were discovered in a flat in Barden Road, Eastmoor after police received a tip-off from another 19-year-old woman in Dover.
22 April 2013
No Further Action Over Youth Police And Crime Commissioner Tweets
Kent police have confirmed that no further action will be taken against Paris Brown, who stepped down from her role as Britain’s first youth police and crime commissioner following a row over remarks she made on Twitter.
06 September 2012
Police To Face Charges Over Detainees Death
Two Kent Police officers are to be charged after a man died while police were restraining him. Pc Maurice Leigh and Pc Neil Bowdery are to be prosecuted for misconduct in public office following the death of Colin Holt on 30 August.
22 August 2005
‘Piano Man’ returns home to Germany
The mysterious ‘Piano Man’ has been identified and has been discharged from hospital, it has emerged. West Kent NHS and Social Care Trust, which had been caring for the man since April, confirmed that he had been discharged from their care following a “marked improvement” in his condition.
26 April 2006
Police appeal for information over race killing
Police have appealed for information in relation to the fatal stabbing of a young man in Sheerness. Eighteen-year-old Christopher Ugochukmu Benedict Alaneme, also known as Christian Roberts, was attacked in Sheerness High Street on Friday night. He was stabbed and died later in hospital.
26 July 2010
Man Arrested Over Blackpool Nurse Murder
A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder, after a nurse was stabbed to death outside Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Jane Clough, 26, from Barrowford, was stabbed outside the hospital shortly before 8:30pm, as she walked towards her car in the hospital's staff car park.
27 July 2015
Man Dies Following Police Pursuit In Kent
A man has died following a police pursuit in Kent. The victim, who was in his 40's, was killed after his vehicle crashed in Maidstone Road, Rochester just before 7pm on 25 July. He had previously failed to stop for officers in Delce Road. The road was closed for several hours following the accident.
19 February 2015
Woman Arrested At Heathrow On Terrorism Charges
A 25-year-old woman has been arrested at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of terrorism offences. It is understood that the woman was travelling with her one-year-old son when officers arrested her as she disembarked a flight from Turkey. Police said her charges relate to offences in Syria.
27 February 2014
11 Arrested After Two People Jump From Stena Ferry
An investigation into two people missing from a ferry has led to the arrest of 11 people in the Netherlands. The Stena Britannica, sailing from Harwich to the Hook of Holland, reported on Thursday morning that two passengers were missing, and were thought to have jumped overboard.
27 October 2005
London bombings ‘suspect’ charged
A man arrested last weekend in connection with the July 7 London bombings has been charged with wasting police time. Imran Patel, 27, from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, was arrested last Saturday, on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism. The arrest followed a tip-off from the ‘News of the World’.