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Arrest over London charity worker murder

A man has been arrested over the murder of a human rights campaigner found stabbed at his south London home.

Abdel Salam Hassan Abdel Salam, 56, was found by neighbours at the property in Lee, Lewisham, on Saturday, having been stabbed in the leg.

The victim volunteered at the Redress charity, a human rights organisation which supports survivors of torture.

A 28-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday night on suspicion of murder and burglary.

Walked with sticks

Speaking on Monday Det Ch Insp Damian Allain said: "Abdel Salam had devoted much of his life combating abuse of human rights upon others."

Mr Allain said Abdel Salam was a large man who used two sticks to walk, as he had some difficulty.

He would often travel by minicab or bus to take him to the charity where he volunteered in central London.

He was last seen alive at home on Friday afternoon and police are trying to establish what he did between then and Saturday morning.



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