CCTV image of cars linked to Tulse Hill murder released by police

Katherine Johnston (25 September, 2019) Crime

£20,000 reward posted by police investigating teenager's death

30821John Ogunjobi

CCTV footage of an Audi Q5 and a VW 5-door Polo believed to be linked to the murder of 16-year-old John Ogunjobi have been released by police today.

The Met has posted a £20,000 reward for information, saying they believe friends of the murdered teenager from Tulse Hill have yet to come forward.

Footage shows a black Audi Q5 with false plates (LB11 XPJ) and a light-coloured VW five-door Polo with damage to its offside rear bumper.

Both cars were seen shortly before and after John was fatally stabbed at round 10.50pm on Monday, November 5, last year.

Officers are appealing for anyone who may have seen either car near Tulse Hill at the time to come forward.

The black Audi was captured on CCTV at Texaco petrol station in Croxted Road in Dulwich at 10.41pm, having come from the direction of West Dulwich, before leaving toward Norwood Road at 10.53pm.

At the petrol station, the car was filled with petrol by a man in a long, green puffa coat and purple latex gloves.

Police were called to Greenleaf Close at 10.53pm, where, along with paramedics, they found John collapsed on the street with stab injuries.

He was pronounced dead at the scene an hour later.

The next day, the burnt-out remains of the Audi was found on Gunsite Allotments in Dulwich’s Grange Lane.

The vehicle was later discovered to have been stolen.

DCI Richard Vandenbergh said; “I am appealing to anyone who has information that could assist this investigation to come forward and speak to police.

“We believe the victim was attacked by a number of suspects and the altercation would have undoubtedly been witnessed by a number of people.

“We are also asking people to think back as to whether they saw a black Audi Q5 on the evening of the murder or the days before and after.”

Officers are keen to hear of anyone who has information about the Polo, too – especially anyone who may have been involved with a crash with a car matching the description and could have exchanged details with the driver.

DCI Vandenbergh continued: “I think it is quite likely that some people who were friends with John will hold vital information that they haven’t shared with police.

“They should think about his death at such a tragically young age, think about the misery caused to John’s family, and maybe think about the reward too – and then make what is surely an easy decision – to come forward and speak with police.”

To give information anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, or call police on 020 8721 4961.

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