Case: Islington stabbing: Marcel Campbell
Victim
Name:
Marcel Campbell
Gender:
Male
Date:
2018-05-21
Nationality:
British
Weapon:
Knife
Killer
Name:
Reece Williams
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
British
Status: Solved
Categories: Uncategorised
Case synopsis:

Marcel Campbell, 30, was stabbed to death by an acquaintance in Islington on 21 May 2018.

He was attacked after an argument broke out between the two men in a van as they travelled along Upper Street at around 6.30pm.

Mr Campbell, from Tottenham, was pronounced dead at the scene outside Udderlicious ice cream shop.

On 26 May Reece Daniel Williams, 21 (09.06.1996), of Northdown Street, Islington, was charged with murder.

Williams went on trial at the Old Bailey on 12 November 2018. He was cleared of murder but convicted of manslaughter on 27 November. Williams was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment on 21 December 2018.

The court heard Marcel had been helping a friend who worked as a delivery driver.

After the last delivery, Marcel asked his friend to pick up Williams from a block of flats in Killick Street.

A violent argument broke out between Marcel and Williams and the two men got out of the van..

Williams was captured on CCTV running along Upper Street to Barnsbury Street, his jogging bottoms stained with blood.

He was then driven home by an unsuspecting couple who believed he was injured.

Williams' palm marks were found on the blade of the knife left at the scene.

He handed himself in to police on 25 May and told officers that he had arranged to meet Marcel to buy drugs.

Williams claimed that Marcel had pulled out the knife and that the victim was stabbed in self defence.

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Whellams of the Homicide and Major Crime Command said: "This was a savage assault that resulted in the death of Marcel Campbell. The real motive behind this attack has never been established but by stabbing Marcel multiple times, Williams’ has deprived a loving family of their son.

“No length of imprisonment can change what has happened but the family can draw comfort from the fact that justice has been done today.”

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