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Fresh appeal for witness following murder of man in Battersea

News   •   Nov 01, 2019 07:00 GMT

Image: Tesfa Campbell

Specialist Crime detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of Tesfa Campbell in Battersea are appealing for witnesses and those with information to come forward.

Tesfa, aged 40 and from Croydon, was found with stab injuries on Latchmere Road, SW11, at around 14:45hrs on Wednesday, 3 July.

In particular officers are very keen to speak to a woman who called from a phone box on Abercrombie Street at the junction with Battersea Park Road, SW11.

The woman had got off a bus and called police at about 16:30hrs on the day of the murder.

She told the police operator she had witnessed someone with a knife near the time and at the location of Tesfa’s murder.

Detectives have a name for the woman, but no further contact details and they are urging her to come forward.

Detective Inspector Ian Titterrell from Specialist Crime (Homicide), said: “We urgently want to speak to anyone with information about this case, but in particular the lady who called police later that day. We have the lady’s name, but we are not releasing it to protect her anonymity.

"Let me assure anyone with information who calls police that you will be supported by specialist officers. I would urge anyone who knows anything about this case to call police, our communities need to work with us to keep them safe.”

Anyone with information that could assist police is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC referencing CAD 4856/3 July.

Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or contact online at crimestoppers-uk.org.