South Bermondsey rave stabbing victim named

Kit Heren (28 June, 2021)

A 16-year-old boy was arrested, treated for head injuries and taken to hospital

45690Victim Jason Nyarko

The man who was stabbed to death a south Bermondsey rave on Saturday (June 26) has been named as Jason Nyarko, 26.

Mr Nyarko, from Lewisham, was killed after a fight broke out at the unlicensed music event at an industrial unit on Stockholm Road, near Millwall’s stadium the Den. Police were called at 11.50pm on Saturday night and attended along with ambulance crews. Mr Nyarko was treated at the scene but died. His family have been informed and are being supported by specialist police officers.

A 16-year-old boy was also treated for head injuries and taken to hospital. Police said his condition was not life-threatening. He was arrested in connection with the incident.

Detective Chief Inspector Brian Howie said: “The victim in this case suffered fatal injuries which sadly claimed his life. Officers are working hard to achieve justice for his friends and family.

“Our investigation continues to make progress but we need the assistance of those at the event to come forward to police.

“We know there is a large amount of video footage that was taken on the night. It is vital that we see this and I urge anyone with videos and photos to submit them to police by visiting this website.

“Likewise, if you were at the event and witnessed a fight inside the warehouse, or any other suspicious activity, we need to hear from you. No piece of information is too small or insignificant. If you can help please don’t hesitate, call us direct or remain anonymous, but either way make the call.”

Anyone who was at the event and has information is urged to call the incident room on 020 8721 4205.

Information can also be provided to the independent charity, Crimestoppers, by calling 0800 555 111.


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