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Detectives issue further appeal as Deptford murder victim named

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Detectives issue further appeal as Deptford murder victim named

Detectives are appealing for witnesses, footage and information as they continue to investigate a murder in Deptford.

Police were called at approximately 22:35hrs on Thursday, 6 June to reports of a stabbing in Carteret Way, SE8. Officers and London Ambulance Service attended but despite their best efforts the victim sadly died at the scene.

His family has been informed and the man has been identified as 21-year-old Robert Robinson who lived locally.

The Met’s investigation is led by Detective Inspector Neil Tovey. He said: “This is a horrific crime committed by persons who chose to arm themselves with weapons and blight our communities. A young man has died in brutal circumstances and his family are grieving.

“We need to piece together the events which led to the attack on Robert. The incident took place on a residential street, Carteret Way, at a time when many people are likely to have been at home.

"I believe the local community hold the key to solving this crime, and any information, it doesn’t matter how small, may assist us in obtaining justice for Robert’s family.

“No matter how insignificant you think your information, please get in touch with us since it could be key.

“If you captured any footage of the attack or the precursor events, we have opened an online portal where you can upload videos or images - and this can be completed anonymously if you wish.”

A post-mortem examination on Saturday, 8 June, gave Robert’s cause of death as multiple incised wounds.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder. One of the men, aged 50, has been bailed pending further enquiries. A 44-year-old man remains in police custody.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or ‘X’ @MetCC and quote CAD8733/6June.

Footage, images and information can be uploaded, anonymously if you wish, to:

You can also provide information 100% anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

= No image of Robert is available at present.




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