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UPDATE: Victim of Lambeth murder named

News   •   Aug 30, 2019 11:20 BST

Victim - Lee Casey

Detectives have named the victim of the Brixton Hill murder as they continue to appeal for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward.

Police in Lambeth were called at 12:07hrs on Thursday, 29 August to reports of a stabbing on Brixton Hill, SW2.

Officers, the London Ambulance Service (LAS) and London’s Air Ambulance attended the scene and found 39-year-old NextLee PreviousNextCasey suffering from a stab wound.

Mr PreviousCasey was taken by LAS to a south London hospital where, despite heroic efforts by medics at the scene, he sadly died at 14:11hrs.

His family has been notified. A post-mortem examination was carried out on Saturday, 31 August and the cause of death was given as a knife wound to the chest.

A murder investigation was launched, led by Detective Chief Inspector Katherine Goodwin, of the Met’s Specialist Crime Command. She said: “We are following a number of lines of enquiry with a review of CCTV footage and witness statements moving at a pace. We are conducting an extensive search in the area today in order to recover vital evidence, so local people can expect to see a large number of police officers in the area.

“We have arrested and bailed two people, however the investigation is still in its early stages and I believe that there may be others who saw what happened or may know who was involved.

“I am still very keen for my team to speak with anyone who has information but has not yet come forward. We are piecing together a schedule of events leading up to this horrific murder and your information, not matter how insignificant it may seem, could be the small detail that completes the picture.

“Please don’t hesitate; if you saw anything or know anything, make the call.”

On Thursday, 29 August, police arrested a 44-year-old man [A] and a 59-year-old man [B] on suspicion of attempted murder. They were taken to a south London police station and have since been released on bail.

At this early stage officers retain an open mind concerning motive. Enquiries continue.

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information should call the incident room on 020 8785 8244, or call 101 quoting reference Cad 3334/29Aug, Tweet @MetCC or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Do you know about someone who is carrying a knife? If you have information that could help keep your community safe, but don’t want to speak to police, please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers. They do not ask your name and cannot trace your call or I.P address.

Any young people who have either information about violence or knife crime, can visit where they can pass on information anonymously – your I.P address will not be traced. Fearless is part of the Crimestoppers charity, and is also independent of the police.