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Police release images of possible witnesses to a murder and appeal for them to come forward

Detectives have released images of members of the public who they believe may have witnessed a murder or hold vital clues that could help the investigation.

Bubacar Jabbie Dukureh, 17 (22.12.02), who was known to his family as Bubacar Jabbie, was attacked in Walthamstow, where he lived, on Friday, 23 October 2020.

Officers were called at 21:20hrs that night to Westbury Road, E17 after Bubacar Jabbie was found suffering from a stab injury. He was treated by paramedics but, despite their best efforts, Bubacar was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post-mortem examination held on Tuesday, 27 October 2020 established cause of death as a stab wound to the chest.

Officers have been exploring lines of enquiry and are now releasing images of members of the public who they believe were in the area of Westbury Road, Walthamstow E17 at around the time of the murder.

Officers do not believe that the people pictured are involved in the attack but are appealing for them to come forward so they can speak with them and ascertain whether they have any information that could help the investigation.

Detective Inspector Necati Aytac said: "This was a senseless and violent death of yet another teenager on the streets of London.

“Our team has been working hard to establish the full circumstances around the incident but we need the public’s help.

“We are releasing images of people who we believe were in the area at the time of Bubacar’s death and want to speak to them to find out what they saw that night and to see if they hold key information relevant to the investigation.

“I want to stress that these people are not in trouble and we do not believe they are involved at all – we just want to talk with them as they may hold vital clues. We appreciate that they may not realise that they could hold information, so we really do want to speak to them.

“Please look closely at these images – do you recognise yourself or anyone in these photos? Can you help us identify them?

“I would like to make it clear that if you do have information, no matter how insignificant it might seem, it is imperative that you contact us or make the call anonymously via Crimestoppers.

“Bubacar’s family have lost their boy and we want to do everything we can to find those responsible for his death. By speaking up you can help this family find a little peace and help us keep our communities and streets safer.”

In a statement Bubacar’s brothers and family said: “We still need justice for our lovely brother Bubacar Jabbie. He was a good brother who lost his life aged 17 on Friday, 23 October 2020 in Westbury Road, Walthamstow. Rest in peace.

“We are calling for people to speak out about anything they have heard or anything they have seen. If you are in the pictures, please come forward to help the investigation. Please, please we need your help. Many thanks.’’

Any witnesses or those with information are asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 8357/23Oct. Media footage can be uploaded directly online by visiting: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/01MPS19Z02-PO1

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Five teenagers have been charged with the murder of Bubacar Jabbie. They are remanded in custody awaiting trial.

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