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Man, 50, is fourth person to be arrested over the murder of Tanesha Melbourne-Blake, 17

A 50-year-old man has been arrested over the death of a 17-year-old girl in a drive-by shooting in London nearly a year ago.

Tanesha Melbourne-Blake was killed in Tottenham, north London, on April 2 last year. 

And a suspect was arrested by Metropolitan Police on Monday in connection with her death.

Tanesha Melbourne-Blake was killed in Tottenham, north London, on April 2 last year

Tanesha, who mentored younger teenagers to keep them off the streets, was gunned down in a drive-by shooting.

Two men, aged 31 and 18, were arrested on suspicion of murder and were subsequently released under investigation pending further inquiries.

A 22-year-old, also arrested on suspicion of murder, was released on bail.

Tanesha, who had seven siblings, died during a spate of bloodshed in London in 2018.

The teenager, who was killed 13 weeks before her 18th birthday, had planned to travel to Jamaica to visit her father and was due to start a youth work course.

The teenager, who was killed 13 weeks before her 18th birthday, had planned to travel to Jamaica to visit her father and was due to start a youth work course

In an appeal for information following her death, her mother said in a statement: 'Myself and Tanesha were best friends as well as mother and daughter.

'The impact of her death is long lasting and still doesn't feel real. It feels as if I'm living in a dream and she'll be coming back.

'The impact on her dad and siblings has been indescribable too. There is a huge hole in our family that will never be filled.' 

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