A ninth person has been arrested in connection with the murder of Stephen Morrisson.

Police arrested a boy, 17, at Golders Green yesterday (July 26) in suspicion of murder after Mr Morrisson, the brother of UK rapper Morrisson, was stabbed near Wakes Arms roundabout in Epping New Road on June 23.

The boy remains in custody for questioning.

He’s the ninth person to be arrested in connection with the investigation and enquiries are progressing.

The murder took place at a car park between the Robin Hood and Wakes Arms roundabout.

Mr Morrisson was found with life threatening and police were called shortly before 8pm.

He was taken to hospital and died later that evening.

His family have since spoken out about the murder.

They said: "Our Stevo, he was larger than life itself.

"He was taken too early and so tragically and our lives will never be the same again.

"He leaves such a big empty hole that can never be filled."

The Morrisson family added: "We ask that you please respect our privacy at what is a very difficult time for us all."

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Rest in peace my brother my friend my twin stevo I’m gonna miss you bro. No words can explain this pain. I’m thankful for everything you done for me and our family. We ain’t no angels but you didn’t deserve to go out like that and Im thankful I got to bump into you on Father’s Day and cuddle you and tell you I love you & say good bye 💔 RiptheZeroLboss

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Anyone with information who has yet to come forward can submit information online at https://mipp.police.uk/operation/4201020120P45-PO1 or call on 101 quoting crime reference 1191 of 23 June.

Alternatively, you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or https://crimestoppers-uk.org.