Murder investigation launched in Deptford after 20-year-old is stabbed to death

Kevin Quinn (06 December, 2019)

While formal identification has not yet taken place, officers are confident that the deceased is Crosslom Davis

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Detectives have launched a murder investigation and are appealing for witnesses and information following a fatal stabbing on a street just off Creekside in Deptford.

Police were called to Bronze Street, SE8, in the early hours of this morning at around 3am  (Friday, 6 December) following reports of a stabbing.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found a 20-year-old man suffering stab injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:32am and his next-of-kin have been informed.

While formal identification has not yet taken place, officers are confident that the deceased is Crosslom Davis, 20.

A post-mortem examination will take place in due course and a crime scene remains in place.

The investigation is being led by homicide detectives from Specialist Crime.

Detective Chief Inspector John Massey said: “While we tirelessly work to piece together the events that sadly led to a young man losing his life, I would appeal to those who have information to do the right thing and speak to us.

“If you saw anything out of the ordinary, no matter how insignificant you think it is, then please contact my team as a matter of urgency as your information could prove vital to our enquiries and could help bring those responsible for this heinous violent act to justice.”

At this early stage in the investigation, no arrests have been made. Enquiries continue.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call incident room on 020 8721 4868 or police on 101 quoting CAD 836/06Dec.

Alternatively Tweet @MetCC or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

If there are any young people who either have information about violence or knife crime, they can visit fearless.org where they can pass on information anonymously. Fearless is part of the Crimestoppers charity, and is also independent of the police.

If you need help or information to support someone you suspect is involved in knife crime, or you want assistance yourself, then you can visit www.knifefree.co.uk or LondonNeedsYouAlive

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