Jobari Gooden: investigation into broad daylight Peckham stabbing ramps up

Charles Harrison (20 December, 2021)

Police 'desperately need' anyone with information about the 'brazen' stabbing to come forward

50857Stabbing victim Jobari Gooden

The police are escalating their investigation into the “devastating” fatal stabbing of a man in broad daylight in Peckham with a call for witnesses.

27-year-old Jobari Gooden was found outside House of Ramish 2 barber’s on Choumert Road, after officers responded to reports of a fight at around 3.15pm last Friday (December 17).

Mr Gooden was taken to the hospital, where he died. His family have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

Because the stabbing took place in the middle of a parade of shops in the afternoon, detectives believe it is likely that someone witnessed it.

To encourage members of the public to come forward, they have launched an online portal here, to allow people to submit evidence. They are encouraging anyone who saw the fight, the stabbing or anyone who has other information about what took place to come forward.

There is also the option to provide evidence anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers by phone or online.

Detective Chief Inspector Daniel Smith, from the local policing team in Southwark, said: “Our thoughts are with Jobari’s family as they come to terms with this loss. To have a loved one taken from them in these circumstances just days before Christmas is devastating.

“We understand that the community will be shocked at the brazenness of such an attack, taking place as it did in the afternoon on a busy shopping street.

“We share that shock and would like to reassure residents that officers will be in the area in the coming days, providing a visible policing presence and ensuring local people can go about their business safely and without fear of violence.

“I’d urge anyone who has concerns to speak to officers. They are there to help and to provide reassurance in whatever way they can.”

Detective Chief Inspector Brian Howie, the senior investigating officer, said: “This attack took place in the early afternoon and in the middle of Peckham Rye. We know the area was busy, with people going to the shops or the market. I expect that many people saw the fight, the knife that was used and the subsequent fatal attack.

“We desperately need those people to come forward. I understand that to do so may be daunting but it could also be the step that helps us bring those responsible for Jobari’s murder to justice.

“Our officers are experienced and will treat any information sensitively. If you know anything that could help us, please make that call or go online and tell us what you know.”


Man killed in broad daylight in Peckham knife fight

Information can be provided to police in the following ways:

Major Incident Portal

Calling 101and providing the reference 4252/17DEC.

Calling Crimetoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or visiting the Crimestoppers website.

diana says:

Well they are setting them free after they stab in Peckham so why go to all this bother and cost to catch him

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