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Police name teenager killed after fatal stabbing in Lewisham

Detectives have named the man killed in Lewisham on Saturday, 16 July. Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder.


Detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command have named the victim as 19-year-old Jeremiah Sewell from Bellingham.


His family are aware and continue to be supported by specially trained officers as the investigation continues.


Overnight and into the early hours of Sunday, 17 July detectives made four arrests as part of their investigation.


A 19-year-old man [A] and an 18-year-old man [B] were arrested on suspicion of murder.


Two other men, a 21-year-old [C] and a 26-year-old [D] were arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.


All four remain in police custody at this time.


Detective Chief Inspector Chris Wood, leading the investigation, said: “My thoughts continue to be with Jeremiah’s family and friends. Jeremiah’s family deserve answers about what happened to him and who was responsible for his death.


“We are working hard to provide those answers and while our investigation has significantly progressed we still need members of the pubic to come forward and tell us what they know. Your information could be vital to our investigation no matter how insignificant you may think it to be. Please get in touch with police or Crimestoppers with anything you know.”


A murder investigation was launched after Jeremiah attended a south London hospital with stab injuries to his neck. Sadly, he later died in hospital.


The initial attack is thought to have taken place at about 04:40hrs while Jeremiah was sat in a parked car in Beckenham Place Park.


Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference CAD 1368/16Jul.


Alternatively, you can provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.