Funeral for murdered Rocky Djelal to take place this week as family thank friends

Josh Salisbury (29 November, 2018)

"Our hearts have been filled with so many loving memories of Rocky."

26275Bermondsey man Rocky Djelal was fatally stabbed in Southwark Park on October 31 in 2018

The family of murdered Rocky Djelal have thanked well-wishers for their words of comfort ahead of his funeral on Friday.

The family said: “Our hearts have been filled with so many loving memories of Rocky. Thank you for sharing them with us, we will hold these in our hearts forever.”

A celebration of Mr Djelal’s life will take place at the St Peter & the Guardian Angels at 10am on Paradise Street.

The funeral will follow at the Camberwell New Cemetery at 11.30am.

The two men charged in the case will next appear at the Old Bailey in February following an appearance on Wednesday (November 21).

Stephen O’Rourke, 46, of Grosvenor Park, Kennington was charged with murder, on November 17.

Jason O’Rourke, 34, of Catford Hill, Lewisham, was charged with assisting an offender.

Both men have been remanded in custody and are next due to appear the Old Bailey on February 6 for a pre-trial hearing.

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