Police have launched a murder investigation after a man was killed in a knife fight in Peckham on Friday afternoon (December 17).
The fight took place outside the House of Ramish 2 barber’s on Choumert Road, a short walk from the busy Rye Lane, at about 3.15pm on Friday.
Police were called to the fight where they found the 27-year-old victim, who they have named as Jobari Gooden, although formal identification has not taken place yet.
Mr Gooden was suffering from stab wounds. He was taken by ambulance to a south London hospital, where he died.
No arrests have been made yet and the investigation continues. Officers are urging anyone who has any information to come forward.
Detective Chief Inspector Brian Howie, the senior investigating officer, said: “We need to hear from anyone who was in the area and saw what happened as a matter of urgency.
“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 subsequent fatal attack. Did you see where the suspect went?
“We’re a week away from Christmas, and at a time when many families come together to celebrate, another family in London is grieving following a violent attack in the heart of the community. I would ask you to do the right thing and call police.
“If you do not wish to speak with us, you can contact Crimestoppers in confidence. Any bit of information could prove vital.”