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Fatal stabbing of 23 year-old Sidique Kamara in Camberwell

Posted on: Thursday, August 02, 2018

A 23 year-old man was stabbed to death in Camberwell on Wednesday (1 August). 

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Police statement:

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a man was stabbed to death in Camberwell.
Police were called at 19:21hrs on Wednesday, 1 August to Warham Street, SE5, to reports of three males suffering stab injuries.
Officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance.
Despite the best efforts of medical staff, one of the men, believed to be aged 23, died at the scene.
The man’s next-of-kin have been informed.
A post-mortem examination and formal identification will take place in due course.
Two other males, aged 16 and 31, were also found suffering from stab injuries at the scene. They were taken to a south London hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
Officers arrested two men, aged 19 [A] and 18 [B], close to the scene on suspicion of murder.
They have been taken to a south London police station where they remain in custody.
Detectives from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command are leading the investigation and 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 have made two arrests and 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.

UPDATE on 3 August:

Detectives continue to appeal for information after a man was stabbed to death in Camberwell.
Police were called at 19:21hrs on Wednesday, 1 August to Warham Street, SE5, to reports of three males suffering stab injuries.
Officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service and London's Air Ambulance.
Despite the best efforts of medical staff, one of the men, believed to be aged 23, died at the scene.
The man's next-of-kin have been informed.
Formal identification has not yet taken place
A post-mortem examination took place today, Friday, 3 August at Greenwich Public Mortuary gave cause of death as two stab wounds to the chest.
Two other males, aged 16 and 31, were also found suffering from stab injuries at the scene. They were taken to a south London hospital with non life-threatening injuries where they remain. They are currently under arrest on suspicion of murder.
Officers arrested two men, aged 19 [A] and 18 [B], close to the scene on suspicion of murder have been releseased under investigation.
Detectives from the Met's Homicide and Major Crime Command are leading the investigation and 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 have made two arrests and 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: "I am both shocked and extremely saddened by this incident. It is sickening to think that this young man has lost his life as a result of such a vicious attack, 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. 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.  

UPDATE on 6 August:

Detectives investigating the death of a man in Camberwell have named the victim.

Whilst we await formal identification, detectives can confirm the deceased is 23-year-old Sidique Kamara.

Police were called at 19:21hrs on Wednesday, 1 August to Warham Street, SE5, to reports of three males suffering stab injuries.

Officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service and London's Air Ambulance.

Despite the best efforts of medical staff Sidique died at the scene.

The man's next-of-kin have been informed but formal identification awaits.

A post-mortem examination took place on Friday, 3 August at Greenwich Mortuary and gave cause of death as two stab wounds to the chest.

Two other males, aged 16 and 31, were also found suffering from stab injuries at the scene. They were taken to a south London hospital with non life-threatening injuries where they remain. Both are currently under arrest on suspicion of murder.

Officers arrested two men, aged 19 [A] and 18 [B], close to the scene on suspicion of murder have been released under investigation.

Detectives from the Met's Homicide and Major Crime Command are leading the investigation and 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 our investigation is progressing and 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."

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. 

 




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