Deptford stab victim named as police appeal for people who saw ‘altercation’ to come forward

Katherine Johnston (29 August, 2018)

'Did you see anyone running from the scene or anyone who looked panicked?'

24652Victim, Shevaun Sorrell

The victim of a fatal stabbing in Deptford has been named as 22-year-old Shevaun Sorrell.

Police called on Saturday, August 25, to the junction with Creek Road and Deptford Church Street after receiving calls that a man had been found unresponsive.

Officers and paramedics gave him first aid and CPR, but he sadly died in hospital at 4am.

Officers say they are still waiting for formal identification but are confident that the man is Shevaun.

A post mortem will also take place.

Detective Chief Inspector Michael Norman, who is leading the investigation, said: “Sadly another young life has been senselessly lost due to violence.

“The victim’s family are beside themselves with grief and we are working hard to trace those responsible.

“I know members of the public saw police officers and LAS giving aid to the victim at the scene.

“The people I want to hear from are those who may have seen an altercation between two males or a group of males beforehand but may not have realised what had happened.

“We are also appealing to people who may have CCTV or dash cam footage of the incident to come forward.

“Think carefully; were you in area around this time?

“Did you see anyone running from the scene or anyone who looked panicked?

“I would urge you to contact us with what you know as quickly as possible.”

No arrests have been made at this early stage in the investigation and enquiries are continuing.

Anyone with information should contact police on 020 8721 4005 or 101 quoting CAD 7831/25AUG or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at


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