A man was arrested on suspicion of murder after a father was stabbed in southeast London.

Dennis Anderson, 39, died after a breakout in a 24-hour convenience store in Dulwich, before being stabbed in the early Saturdays.

Police were ordered to pay less food and wine at Lordship Lane at 2:35 am, but Mr. Anderson could not be rescued and was pronounced dead at the scene half an hour later.

The Metropolitan Police said Wednesday night that a 24-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of being murdered and taken to a police station in southern London.

At a post-mortem inspection on Tuesday, Mr. Anderson was diagnosed with a cut on his neck, police said.

Friends of the sacrifice paid tribute to the painter and decorator who had a teenage daughter. Luke Roche, 29, from Dulwich, described him as a "very good man." He said, "Dennis was at a friend's birthday party last night and must have come home. But I do not know what happened.

"He loved his daughter. He was a family man and very popular, nobody had a bad word to say about him. I honestly can not think of someone he was arguing with. He just was not part of this life. "

One woman who asked not to be named said, "He did not have any bad bones in his body. He talked about his daughter and was very loving.

"He was celebrating in the pubs in Lordship Lane. He was best friends with a lot of guys who still live here and all went to elementary school together. They are devastated. "

Detective Inspector Domenica Catino, who heads the investigation, said the police still demand witnesses despite being arrested.

"Although we were arrested, we still have to hear from someone who was in the area on Sunday morning," she said.

"We are aware of the speculation about the motive for the attack and can now confirm that the suspect turned to Mr. Anderson in an off-license deal before a dispute broke out and the suspect made a deadly attack.

"Our top priorities are now supporting Mr. Anderson's family."

Witnesses should call the police on 020 8721 4961 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.