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Camberwell stab victim named by Police

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Detectives investigating the death of a man in Camberwell have named the victim.

Whilst we await formal identification, detectives can confirm the deceased is 23-year-old Sidique Kamara.

Police were called at 7.20pm on Wednesday, 1 August to Warham Street, SE5, to reports of three males suffering stab injuries.

Officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance.

Despite the best efforts of medical staff Sidique died at the scene.

The man’s next-of-kin have been informed but formal identification awaits.

A post-mortem examination took place on Friday, 3 August at Greenwich Mortuary and gave cause of death as two stab wounds to the chest.

Two other males, aged 16 and 31, were also found suffering from stab injuries at the scene. They were taken to a south London hospital with non life-threatening injuries where they remain. Both are currently under arrest on suspicion of murder.

Officers arrested two men, aged 19 and 18 , close to the scene on suspicion of murder have been released under investigation.

Detectives from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command are leading the investigation and are appealing for witnesses and information.

Detective Chief Inspector Richard Leonard, who is leading the investigation, said: “Another young man has tragically and needlessly lost his life through an act of violence.

“We are keeping an open mind about the possible motive for this attack, but at this early stage one line of enquiry is this being gang-related.

“I’d like to reassure the community that our investigation is progressing and we are working around the clock to establish what happened and bring those responsible to justice.

“However, we cannot do this alone and I’d appeal to any witnesses or anyone with information to get in touch with us as a matter of urgency. Any information, however insignificant you think it is, is vital to our investigation. Any information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8721 4622 or police on 101 quoting 6806/01AUG.

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