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Tuesday, January 19, 1999 Published at 16:49 GMT


Teenagers arrested over youth murder

Teenagers arrested during dawn raids in south London

Detectives have arrested four teenagers in connection with the murder of a youth who was battered to death more than a year ago, Scotland Yard have said.

Jamie Robe, 17, was attacked and killed by a gang with baseball bats and snooker cues on a south-east London estate in August 1997.

He was found dying outside the Surrey Docks pub in Rotherhithe with a fractured skull and numerous internal injuries after being hit about 40 times.

Officers made the arrests on Tuesday in a series of dawn raids in south-east London.

A spokeswoman confirmed that those arrested - aged 15, 17, 18 and 19 - were in custody at police stations in south London.

Few witnesses have been willing to come forward and help the murder investigation due to a "climate of fear" on the Osprey estate, the scene of the attack.

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