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Victim of murder in Petts Wood named as appeals for information continue

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Victim of murder in Petts Wood named as appeals for information continue

Detectives are renewing appeals for witnesses as they name the teenage victim of a fatal stabbing in Bromley.

An investigation was launched after police were called by the London Ambulance Service at about 14:30hrs on Wednesday, 20 September to reports of a man stabbed in Jubilee Country Park close to Tent Peg Lane in Petts Wood.

Officers and the Kent Air Ambulance attended. Despite their efforts, the man sadly died at the scene.

He has today been named as 19-year-old Max Moy Wheatley who was from the Orpington area.

His family continue to be supported by specialist officers.

A post-mortem examination held on Friday, 22 September gave cause of death as a stab wound to the heart.

Detectives from the Specialist Crime Command are leading the investigation.

Detective Chief Inspector Laura Semple said: “Our thoughts remain with Max’s family and friends as they continue to struggle with coming to terms with him being taken from them in such a violent way.

“My team is continuing to work in the area, and we are reviewing local CCTV footage to try and establish exactly what happened.

“Today, I am again asking for your help. Were you in the area at the time of the attack? We need to know what you saw or heard. Has someone told you anything that might help us?

“Please come forward and speak with officers, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Detectives would also like to hear from anyone who may have captured events on camera or taken images that could assist their investigation.

There is a dedicated online portal – via https://mipp.police.uk/operation/01MPS23V71-PO1 - where footage and pictures can be uploaded.

Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference CAD 3972/20Sep. To remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

There have been no arrests at this stage and enquiries continue.

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