Elderly Brandon Estate residents comforted dying teenager

Katherine Johnston (23 October, 2019)

Police said they were "absolutely grateful" for support with their investigation

32756Victim: Clinton Evbota

At a community meeting week, Superintendent Helen Lyons, from Southwark CID, said on behalf of her team she was “absolutely grateful” for the support shown to the investigation.

Lyons said that Clinton’s family had left the Brandon quite some time previously, after his family chose to move away from the area to keep him safe from gangs.

He was found stabbed on Grimsel Path in Brandon Estate on Thursday, October 10, at 8.21pm. He died after being treated by Air Ambulance medics at the scene.

The News understands elderly residents who had been playing bingo in a nearby tenants’ hall comforted him in his final moments.

The number of teenagers arrested in connection with the murder has now reached seven, after another boy was taken into custody on Sunday night.

The seventeen-year-old from Streatham remains at a south London police station on suspicion of murder.

The six others, all male, who were arrested on Friday, October 18, have all been bailed pending further inquiries.

Two are from Camberwell (both fifteen) one is from Southwark (aged fourteen) two are from Stockwell (aged eighteen and seventeen) and one is from Coulsdon (seventeen).

A post-mortem gave the cause of death as multiple stab wound.

Read more: Broken promises leave community on the brink after Clinton’s murder


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