Victim of brawl stabbing in broad daylight in Southwark is named

The murder victim in a brawl which ended in a stabbing in Southwark has been named.

Francois Kablan, 19, of Amina Way, Bermondsey, was found with stab wounds on Great Dover Street, Southwark.

Officers were called at 5.28pm on Wednesday, 13 May to reports of a number of males fighting near the location.

Paramedics and London’s Air Ambulance tried to revive Francois, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Francois’s next of kin have been informed and are being looked after by specialist officers. A post-mortem took place on Friday, 15 May.

Three males, aged 17, 15 and 20 and an 18-year-old female, 18, were arrested near to the scene on suspicion of murder.

Both the 20-year-old and the female have been bailed to return on a date in late May.

Police have applied for a warrant for further detention for the 17-year-old and the 15-year-old and they remain in police custody.

DCI Kate Kieran, Homicide and Specialist Crime, leading the investigation said: “Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of Francois. This is a tragic loss of life of a young man and we will continue to investigate to ensure justice.

“Please do get in touch if you have any information about the incident, no matter how small you think it is.”

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, ref CAD 5269/13 May.

To remain anonymous please contact Crimestoppers.

If there are any young people who have information about violence or knife crime, they can visit fearless.org where they can pass on information anonymously. Fearless is part of the Crimestoppers charity, and is also independent of the police.

If you need help or information to support someone you suspect is involved in knife crime, or you want assistance yourself, then you can visit www.knifefree.co.uk or LondonNeedsYouAlive


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