Two new arrests in murder investigation after fatal church yard stabbing in Camberwell

News Desk (17 July, 2017) Crime

They were the sixth and seventh suspects to be arrested as part of the nine-month long investigation

13343Police have relaunched an appeal for information with a £20,000 reward about Mohamed Kakay's murder

Two men have been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of Mohamed Kakay outside St Giles’ Church in Camberwell last year.

The Met confirmed two men from south-east London, aged 20 and sixteen, were arrested on Tuesday, July 11, on suspicion of murder.

They were the sixth and seventh suspects to be arrested in the investigation, and have been released on bail until mid-August while the investigation continues.

The attack happened on November 19 last year, at about 9:15am, in the grounds of the church in Camberwell Church Street.

Officers attended and found a man, later identified as Mr Kakay, 33, suffering from stab injuries. He was taken by London Ambulance Service to a south London hospital but he died later that afternoon.

Mr Kakay was originally from Sierra Leone and came to the UK as an asylum seeker. He first looked for work in Birmingham, but had moved to Bromley not long before his killing.

A post-mortem examination took place on November 20 and found the cause of death to be a single stab wound to the abdomen.

It is believed that he had entered the grounds at the back of St Giles’ Church at about 9am.

With his stab wound, Mr Kakay managed to stagger along the path at the side of the church and out onto Camberwell Church Street, collapsing near Wilson Road.

Some members of the public came to help and administer first aid until paramedics arrived.

The Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command is investigating, led by detective chief inspector Cliff Lyons.

Anyone with any information is urged to call the incident room on 020 8721 4961.

To give information anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit


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