UPDATE: Crawley man charged with murder

Reginald Ofei-Berko . Photo by Metropolitan Police
Reginald Ofei-Berko . Photo by Metropolitan Police

A Crawley man has been charged with murder after an investigation was launched into the death of a man in London, the force has said.

Police said Leon Dixon, 36, of Brighton Road, Crawley, was arrested on Friday (September 2) in connection with the death of Reginald Ofei-Berko, in Southwark.

Metropolitan Police said Mr Ofei-Berko was found lying in a south east London street in the middle of the afternoon on August 25.

Officers were called just after 3pm.

The 25-year-old was unresponsive and was lying on the pavement outside a block of flats in Penrose Street, police said.

The London Ambulance Service also attended the scene.

He was taken to a south London hospital, where he was pronounced dead, officers added.

A spokesman for Metropolitan Police said Dixon was charged with murder on Saturday (September 3).

He is due to appear at Camberwell Green Magistrates’ Court today.

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