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Continued appeals after fatal knife attack in grounds of St Giles Church

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses to help them with a murder investigation, after a father of three was stabbed to death outside St Giles Church.

Mohamed Kakay from Bromley was viciously attack in the Camberwell church’s grounds on November 19.

Police were called just after 9am, after witnesses rushed to Mr Kakay’s aid. He died later that afternoon at King’s College Hospital.

A 36-year-old man was arrested, but has since been eliminated from the investigation.

Despite being stabbed multiple times, he staggered along the path beside the church, and onto Camberwell Church Street before collapsing near Wilson Road. It is understood he died from a fatal wound to his abdomen.

His heartbroken brother Osman who lives nearby in Nutt Street, said he had spoken to his brother on the phone the previous day, but had no idea his brother was in the area.

Mr Kakay was originally from Sierra Leone and came to the UK as an asylum seeker. He first looked for work in Birmingham, but recently moved to Bromley.

Photo by @Humanimated Twitter user
Photo by @Humanimated Twitter user

Detective chief inspector Cliff Lyons from the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: “We are continuing to appeal for witnesses and anyone with any information to contact us.

“It is believed Mohamed’s attacker was around the area of Wilson Road, Camberwell Grove and Camberwell Church Street and the roads leading off from those main routes between 9am and 9.30am on Saturday, November 19. I am particularly appealing to anyone who was in the area between these times that may have been recording video footage from bike helmets, or dashboard cameras or mobile phones. Anyone providing this would be greatly assisting the investigation team.”

Any witnesses or anyone with any information are urged to call the incident room on 020 8721 4961.

To give information anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or  visit crimestoppers-uk.org.

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