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Murder victim named

News   •   Nov 21, 2016 15:08 GMT

[Image: victim Mohamed Kakay]

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

On Saturday, 19 November, police were called by London Ambulance Service (LAS) at approximately 09:15hrs to reports of a stabbing outside St Giles' Church in Camberwell Church Street, SE5.

Officers attended and found a man suffering from stab injuries.

He was taken by LAS to a south London hospital but he died later that afternoon.

Next of kin have been informed. The victim has been formally identified as Mohamed Kakay, 33, from Bromley.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command (HMCC) are investigating.

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

At this early stage of the investigation it is believed that Mohamed had entered the grounds at the rear of St Giles' Church at around 09:00hrs.

He was stabbed but managed to stagger along the path at the side of the church to the front and out onto Camberwell Church Street, collapsing near Wilson Road.

Some members of the public stopped and administered first aid until emergency services arrived.

Detective Chief Inspector Lee Watling, who is leading the investigation, said:

"We understand that the grounds and footpaths around St Giles' Church are popular in the local area with dog walkers, and by people using them as a 'cut through'.

"So we are appealing to anyone who was in or around the area of the church at around 09:00hrs on Saturday morning, 19 November, to contact our incident room.

"My team and I are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard anything at that time. It is possible someone may have witnessed something that can assist our investigation."

On Saturday, 19 November a 36-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder. He was been bailed pending further enquiries to a date in mid-January.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information are urged to call the incident room on 020 8721 4205. To give information anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit

Enquiries continue.