Latwaan Griffith’s funeral held today as family continue to appeal for information

Katherine Johnston (10 September, 2018) Crime

'We want to put Latwaan to rest, but we cannot do that unless you help us with this murder inquiry'

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The funeral of murdered drill rapper Latwaan Griffiths is to be held today, the News understands, as his family continue to appeal for information.

The eighteen-year-old was found with knife wounds in Camberwell at 6.55pm on Wednesday July 25, after being left by a moped rider on Denmark Street.

Police believe he was attacked in Loughborough Junction, in ‘the area of Elmore House and Minet Road’.

His family has pleaded for peace, and for witnesses to come forward, saying that until people are willing to share information.

In a statement released by police, the family said: “The wall of silence continues to be reinforced in our communities.

“Latwaan Griffiths, our loved one was stabbed to his death in the early evening of 25.07.2018, in circumstances that are yet to be known.

“We know that you know something that can help us put the pieces together.”

The Met has released an image of the moped rider who left him in Camberwell and left flyers around the area to try and encourage witnesses to come forward.

But as yet, no one has been charged with his murder.

In their statement Latwaan’s family said they wanted peace, adding that until people come forward, “there is nothing stopping you from being the next victim of a knife or gun crime”.

“We want the speculation to end, we want the violence to end, we want justice, but we also need peace,” they said.

“We as a family are broken, we are riddled with heartache, we will never be the same.

“We want to put Latwaan to rest, but we cannot do that unless you help us with this murder inquiry.”

“We know that nothing we do collectively as a family or community can bring Latwaan back to life,” said the family, “but what we do know is that his murderer is still out there, and there is nothing stopping you from being the next victim of a knife or gun crime.”

Any witnesses or anyone with information should contact the Homicide and Major Crime Command on 020 8721 4205 or call 101 quoting CAD 6605/25 July.

Information can also be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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