UPDATE: Morden murder: police investigating 'fake' fundraising page for victim Daniel Young

UPDATE: Since this story was written police have asked people NOT to donate to the Daniel Young fundraising page as they suspect it may be fake

Friends of murdered Morden man Daniel Young have set up a fundraising page to cover the cost of his funeral the day after he was stabbed to death on his way to work.

A 26 year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder has been bailed until a date in early March.

Daniel had started a new job on Monday and was making his way to work on Tuesday morning when he was stabbed to death in Kendor Gardens, Kenley Road, at about 8am.

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Dozens of people have paid tribute to the kind 30 year-old man who was always looking for the next challenge.

He lived in Morden but was originally from Paignton in Devon and had just started working as a teaching fellow at Coventry University London Campus, near Liverpool Street.

He had been general manager at the Antoinette Hotel in Wimbledon Broadway for many years until recently.

 

 

This evening Scarlett Grant-Jones set up a fundraising website in his memory to raise money to cover the cost of a funeral.

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A message from her on the site titled 'please help the family of Daniel' says: "When you hear the name Daniel Young, you think of the most kind-hearted and inspirational person you've ever met.

"Unfortunately, on January 19, 2016 Daniel was killed during a fatal and frenzied knife attack in Morden around eight in the morning.

"If you knew Daniel you would know he wants the absolute best for his family. This campaign is to help alleviate any financial hardship the family will encounter from the tragic passing, including funeral, burial and gravestone costs. Daniel may not have lived a full life, but he did live it to the fullest and touched many people's lives along the way.

"Please show his family support by donating today. A little goes a long way. If you can't donate please share. Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts."

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses to the attack.

A 26-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of wasting police time and then arrested on suspicion of murder has been bailed today to return to a police station in early March.

Police had requested extra time to question him following the arrest yesterday morning.

They are investigating whether a stabbing in Lewis Road, Mitcham, is linked to the murder.

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A post-mortem examination is scheduled to take place tomorrow at St George's Hospital.

Donate via the website www.gofundme.com/helpdanielyoung

Police would like anyone who was in or around Kendor Gardens between 7.50am and 8.15am who has any information about the attack or the suspect to contact the incident room on 0208 721 4961 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Did you know Dan Young? If you would like to leave a tribute, please contact the newsdesk on pippa.allen@london.newsquest.co.uk or 0208 722 6337.