Man given life sentence for murder in Deptford last year

A man has been jailed for life for the murder of Shevaun Sorrell in Deptford last September.

Dana Powell, 29, of Deptford Church Street was convicted of the murder of Shevaun Sorrell at the Old Bailey yesterday.

He appeared in custody at the same court on today where he was given a life sentence to serve a minimum of 25 years.

On Saturday, 25 August 2018 at around 23:45 police received reports of a man found unresponsive in Creek Road, by the junction with Deptford Church Street.

Emergency services discovered Shevaun Sorrell, 22, at the scene suffering from stab injuries but despite the efforts of paramedics, Mr Sorrell passed away in hospital at 00:40hrs.

A post-mortem examination took place and gave the cause of death as a stab wound to the chest.

On 30 August, Powell was arrested at his address on suspicion of the murder of Shevaun Sorrell.

He appeared at Bromley Magistrates Court and entered a plea of not guilty.

Powell appeared for trial at the Old Bailey on 4 March and was convicted after eight days by a jury majority of 10-2.

Mick Norman, detective chief inspector of the Homicide and Major Crime Command said: “Despite his plea of not guilty, Powell faced overwhelming evidence that he was responsible for the death of Shevaun Sorrell.

“I hope that Shevaun’s loved ones gain a measure of comfort from today’s sentence.”

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