Police have released shocking CCTV footage of the suspected killer of Rocky Djelal strolling out of Southwark Park shortly after stabbing him to death next to a busy children’s play area on Wednesday afternoon.
DCI Simon Harding, the officer leading the investigation, this afternoon released the footage of the main suspect – taken from the CCTV cameras of the Park Café – who is pictured in the park prior to attack, and leaving after stabbing Rocky.
Police believe the suspect left the park by Gomm Road at around 2:00pm before turning onto Lower Road, passing in front of the Seven Islands Leisure Centre and then towards the roundabout close to the Rotherhithe tunnel.
Detective Chief Inspector Simon Harding, from the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: “I hope that by releasing the footage someone might recognise the suspect, his walk, his clothing or maybe his gait.
“”I’m sure that someone would have walked past him and I need these sorts of witnesses to come forward and help us piece together his movements.”
He added: “I also would like to hear from anyone who may have taken pictures or video on their mobile phones whilst in Southwark Park between 11:00hrs and 14:15hrs on Wednesday, 31 October.
“It was a clear sunny day and was of course Halloween which may make the public remember where they were.”
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The murder investigation was launched after police were called to Southwark Park shortly before 2pm on Wednesday, 31 October to reports of a man assaulted.
Officers, London’s Air Ambulance and the London Ambulance Service attended and found Rocky suffering from stab injuries.
Despite the efforts of emergency services, he tragically died at the scene.
A post-mortem took place yesterday (Thursday, 1 November) and gave the cause of death as a stab wound.
Witnesses are urged to call the incident room on 020 8721 4205 or Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111.
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Police said there have been no arrests while their enquiries continue.