South Bermondsey stabbing: teenager charged with Jason Nyarko rave murder

Kit Heren (30 June, 2021)

The 16-year-old was arrested at the scene and charged on Tuesday but police are still calling for witnesses to come forward

45690Victim Jason Nyarko

A teenage boy has been charged with the murder of a man who was stabbed to death at a south Bermondsey rave on Saturday (June 26).

Jason Nyarko, 26, from Lewisham, was killed after a fight broke out at the unlicensed music event at an industrial unit on Stockholm Road, near Millwall’s stadium the Den.

Police were called at about 11.50pm on Saturday night and attended along with ambulance crews. Mr Nyarko was treated at the scene but died. His family have been informed and are being supported by specialist police officers.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested at the scene. He was also treated for head injuries and taken to hospital. Police said his condition was not life-threatening. He was charged on Tuesday evening (June 29). He will appear in custody at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (June 30).

Detectives continue to appeal for anyone who was at the event where Jason was attacked to come forward. They are particularly appealing for anyone who filmed videos or took photos to share them.

Detective Chief Inspector Brian Howie said: “The victim in this case suffered fatal injuries which sadly claimed his life. Officers are working hard to achieve justice for his friends and family.

“Our investigation continues to make progress but we need the assistance of those at the event to come forward to police.

“We know there is a large amount of video footage that was taken on the night. It is vital that we see this and I urge anyone with videos and photos to submit them to police”.

“Likewise, if you were at the event and witnessed a fight inside the warehouse, or any other suspicious activity, we need to hear from you. No piece of information is too small or insignificant. If you can help please don’t hesitate, call us direct or remain anonymous, but either way make the call.”

Anyone who was at the event and has information is urged to call the incident room on 020 8721 4205.

Information can also be provided to the independent charity, Crimestoppers, by calling 0800 555 111.

Submit pictures or footage here: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/01MPS21S56-PO1 

 

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Fish tee says:

Jason is from Clapham Common not lewisham.

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