Victim of fatal stabbing in Deptford has been named by police

Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of a man in Deptford have named the victim as 22-year-old Shevaun Sorrell from Deptford.

Police were called on Saturday, August 25, at around 11:45pm to a report of an unresponsive body found in Creek Road junction with Deptford Church Street.

Officers and paramedics attended and established that the injured man had been stabbed. Officers administered CPR. But, Shevaun died in hospital at 12.40am.

A post mortem examination will take place in due course.

The Homicide and Major Crime Command are leading the investigation.

Detective Chief Inspector Michael Norman, who is leading the investigation, said: “Sadly another young life has been senselessly lost due to violence. The victim’s family are beside themselves with grief and we are working hard to trace those responsible.

“I know members of the public saw police officers and LAS giving aid to the victim at the scene. The people I want to hear from are those who may have seen an altercation between two males or a group of males beforehand but may not have realised what had happened. We are also appealing to people who may have CCTV or dash cam footage of the incident to come forward.

“Think carefully; were you in area around this time? Did you see anyone running from the scene or anyone who looked panicked? I would urge you to contact us with what you know as quickly as possible.”

No arrests have been made and enquiries continue.

Anyone with information should contact police on 020 8721 4005 or 101 quoting CAD 7831/25AUG. You can also give information anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at

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