Police appeal for information as they name Bermondsey boy stabbed to death

Police have named a 23-year-old victim who they believe was stabbed to death after a spat between a large group of men.

Joshua Boadu, also known as SJ to his family and friends, was found suffering from stab wounds by the police at a home in Lucey Way at 6:21pm on Monday June 11.

The Bermondsey boy was  taken to a South London hospital in a critical condition and was pronounced dead at 11:20am on Monday, June, 18.

A post-mortem examination which took place at Greenwich mortuary on Tuesday, 26 June gave the preliminary cause of death as stab wound to the chest.

An investigation has been launched by detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command.

Detective Inspector Ian Titterrell, who is leading the investigation, said: “At this stage, we believe an altercation involving a group of males began outside Helen Taylor House in Linsey Street. SJ then took shelter at an address on Lucey Way after being attacked.

“We know there were a large number of people in the vicinity at the time of the attack and I am appealing for anyone with information to get in touch. Any information will be treated with the strictest of confidence.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8721 4005 or via 101 quoting reference 6365/11Jun.
Alternatively, tweet @MetCC or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

No arrests have been made and enquiries continue.


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