Detectives investigating the killing of Joshua Boadu are searching for the occupants of a car they believe was involved in a run in with the murder suspects shortly before the 23-year-old was stabbed.
Joshua, known affectionately as SJ, was stabbed outside Helen Taylor House in Linsey Street, Bermondsey, in a broad daylight attack on June 11.
He was put on life support at King’s College Hospital where his family kept a vigil at his bedside for eleven days, but he sadly passed away after his heart stopped beating.
Police say the apprentice engineer was involved in an altercation with three or four young black males, who had driven a metallic blue Peugeot SUV, before he was stabbed.
They now believe that those same males had a separate altercation at about 5.55pm – about 20 minutes before the attack on Joshua – with the occupants of a silver five-door Volkswagen Golf in nearby Raymouth Road.
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Police have released a CCTV image of the Golf and are urging the occupants to come forward.
Detective Inspector Ian Titterell, who is leading the investigation into Joshua’s murder, previously told the News it was suggested the suspects were four black men, one of a lighter complexion, about 20 years of age.
Speaking to the News today, Monday, he said: “Despite the widespread publicity concerning this tragic death we are still struggling to turn intelligence into evidence.
“I would urge anybody with information about the murder of SJ to contact us.
“SJ’s family and friends are desperate for answers.
“I would especially ask that the occupants of the silver Golf come forward as I believe that they hold vital information as to the identities of the males in the blue Peugeot SUV.
“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.