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Murder Investigation: ‘Another young life was senselessly lost due to violence’ in Deptford on Saturday night

Police have launched a murder investigation and are urging members of the public to remember anything they might have seen this weekend, after yet another stabbing.

Police were called on Saturday, 25 August at around 23:45 hours to a report of a man found unresponsive in Creek Road junction with Deptford Church Street.

Ambulance crews and police raced to the scene to find that the victim – believed to be aged 22 – had suffered stab injuries.

They immediately began CPR before he was taken to hospital, but less than an hour later he was pronounced dead at 00:40 hours.

Formal identification awaits and a post mortem examination will take place in due course, but the victim’s family have been informed.

Detectives now want to hear from anyone, who was in this area of Deptford, around this time.

Detective Inspector Mark Long, who is leading the investigation said yesterday: “Sadly last night another young life was senselessly lost due to violence. The victim’s family are beside themselves with grief and we are working hard to trace those responsible.

“I know members of the public saw police officers and LAS giving aid to the victim at the scene. The people I want to hear from are those who may have seen an altercation between two males or a group of males beforehand but may not have realised what had happened.

“Think carefully; were you in area around this time?

“Did you see anyone running from the scene or anyone who looked panicked?

“I would urge you to contact us with what you know as quickly as possible.”

No arrests have been made at this early stage in the investigation.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting CAD 7831/25 August. To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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