02/05/2006

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.

(KMcA)

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