Thornton Heath stab victim is named

A 60-year-old man who was stabbed to death the day before Christmas Eve in Thornton Heath has been named as John Kennet.

Police were called at around 9.30pm on Monday, December 23 to reports of a stabbing in Woodcroft Road, Thornton Heath.

Mr Kennett was found outside a residential address suffering from stab wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene at 9.49pm.

A 50-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and taken into custody.

While in custody he became unwell and was taken to hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

A 41-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of murder in the evening on Thursday, December 26.

He remains in custody at a South London police station.

Detective chief inspector Simon Harding said: “The victim was found injured in a residential street. While it is not a heavy footfall location, there may have been members of the public travelling through Woodcroft Road who saw something. I urge those people to come forward and speak to my officers without delay.

“No matter how insignificant you think it may be please do make the call. We are building the sequence of events leading up to and immediately following this attack which has led to a man’s death, your call could complete the picture.”

Police believe the victim and suspect were known to each other.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via 101, direct to
the incident room on 020 8721 4205 or call Crimestoppers anonymously
on 0800 555 111.




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