Man killed after row at unlicensed music event in Lewisham

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was killed following a row at an unlicensed music event.

Police were called by the London Ambulance Service (LAS) at shortly after 5.30am on Sunday to reports of an assault in Thornsbeach Road, Lewisham.

Officers attended. At the scene, a 34-year-old man was found suffering a stab wound to the neck.

Despite the efforts of officers and LAS medics, the man was pronounced dead at the scene a short while later.

Although formal identification has not yet taken place, detectives believe the man is Sean Williams.

Next of kin have been notified.

A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

Sean Williams

A 37-year-old man, a second victim, self-presented at a South London hospital with a knife wound to the hand. His injuries were not life-threatening.

A murder investigation was launched led by Detective Chief Inspector Kate Kieran, who said: “At this early stage we believe that both the victim and the suspect had attended an unlicensed music event at Culverley Road during which, a fight broke out between two men.

“The victim intervened in this fight and suffered a fatal injury.

“I know there were around 100 people at the event and someone who was there knows the identity of the person responsible. I want these people to do the right thing and get in touch. I also urge the person responsible to hand themselves into police.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Tweet @MetCC, quoting 1832/06Sep.

To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit

  • A 38-year-old man from South-east London has been arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder. He remains in custody.


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