Detectives visit murder scene of Joshua Boadu to renew appeal for information

Admin (02 July, 2018) Crime

The 23 year old, known to friends and family as SJ, fought for his life in hospital for eleven days after being stabbed near Lucey Way in Bermondsey

23099Left: picture of victim Joshua Boadu, right: a floral tribute laid in his memory following the fatal stabbing

Detectives investigating the murder of Joshua Boadu will return to the scene of the attack in Bermondsey to renew their appeal for information.

It is understood the popular 23 year old, known as SJ, was stabbed in broad daylight following a clash with a group of males in Linsey Street at about 6.21pm on June 11, and that he then sought refuge at an address in nearby Lucey Way.

Joshua, who police officially named today for the first time, was put on life support at King’s College Hospital where his family kept a vigil at his bedside for eleven days.

He sadly passed away after his heart stopped beating in the early hours of Friday, June 22.

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A post-mortem examination, which took place at Greenwich mortuary on Tuesday, June 26, gave the preliminary cause of death as a stab wound to the chest.

Joshua Boadu (third left) pictured with his family

A murder investigation has been launched by the Metropolitan Police Homicide and Major Crime Command.

Detectives will return to the scene of the attack this evening to renew their appeal for information.

Detective Inspector Ian Titterrell, who is leading the investigation, said: “At this stage, we believe an altercation involving a group of males began outside Helen Taylor House in Linsey Street.

“SJ then took shelter at an address on Lucey Way after being attacked.

“We know there were a large number of people in the vicinity at the time of the attack and I am appealing for anyone with information to get in touch.

“Any information will be treated with the strictest of confidence.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8721 4005 or via 101 quoting reference 6365/11Jun.

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

No arrests have been made and inquiries continue.

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