Case: Camberwell stabbing: Sidique Kamara
Victim
Name:
Sidique Kamara
Gender:
Male
Date:
2018-08-01
Nationality:
British
Weapon:
Knife
Killer
Case unsolved
Status: Unsolved
Categories: Uncategorised
Case synopsis:

Sidique Kamara, 23, was stabbed to death in Camberwell on 1 August 2018.

Police were called to Warham Street at 7.21pm to reports of three men suffering from stab injuries.

Mr Kamara, a rapper known as Incognito, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post-mortem gave the cause of death as two stab wounds to the chest.

Two other men aged 16 and 31 were taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries and arrested on suspicion of murder.

On 7 August 2018 Kenneth Umezie, 31 (10.01.87), of Camberwell, was charged with murder. The 16 year-old was charged with wounding with intent and robbery on 22 November 2018.

Umezie is due to stand trial at the Old Bailey on 28 January 2019.

Two men aged 18 and 19 remain under investigation.

Detectives from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command are appealing for witnesses and information.

Detective Chief Inspector Richard Leonard, who is leading the investigation, said: "Another young man has tragically and needlessly lost his life through an act of violence.

"We are keeping an open mind about the possible motive for this attack, but at this early stage one line of enquiry is this being gang-related.

"I'd like to reassure the community that we are working around the clock to establish what happened and bring those responsible to justice.

"However, we cannot do this alone and I'd appeal to any witnesses or anyone with information to get in touch with us as a matter of urgency. Any information, however insignificant you think it is, is vital to our investigation. Any information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence."

Detective Superintendent Helen Lyons of Southwark Borough, said: “This is an extremely troubling incident and I fully appreciate the concerns it will stoke in the immediate vicinity and the surrounding community.

“Residents can expect to see a significantly increased police presence in the area. Anyone with any concerns can approach one of these officers or contact their local neighbourhood team.

“We will be doing everything possible to assist our colleagues in the Homicide and Major Crime Command to achieve a positive end to this investigation and to try to prevent any further escalation of this violence.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8721 4622 or police on 101 quoting 6806/01AUG.

Information can also be reported to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

In January 2018 Sidique Kamara was acquitted of the murder of 17 year-old Abdirahman Mohamed, who was stabbed to death in Peckham on 2 June 2017.

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