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Greenwich stabbing victim, 29, is pictured for the first time

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Police have released the first image of a dad of two who was stabbed to death in Greenwich shortly after 1am on July 30.

Reece Williams, who was described by a neighbour as a “family man”, was found suffering from stab wounds by police and ambulance crews after they were called to Welland Street, near the Cutty Sark, just after 1am on Friday.

The 29-year-old was rushed to hospital but sadly died of his injuries at 2.37am.

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The scene of the stabbing near the Cutty Sark

A 20-year-old man was found nearby the crime scene suffering from stab injuries and was taken to hospital, where he remains in a stable condition. He was arrested on suspicion of murder.

Police have also now arrested a second person in connection with the killing. A 25-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of murder and perverting the course of justice on Friday, July 30.

She remains in custody at a South London police station.

Tributes have been left to Reece at the crime scene along with flowers, one message read: “To my baby brother Reece. I am heartbroken, may you rest in eternal peace.

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“The brightest star in the sky shine bright. The best brother, father and an absolute gent.”

Reece’s sister told My London: “A good man has passed”.

A neighbour and friend of Reece’s told My London: “My daughter knew him, he was a good man, a family man with two kids.

“Things like this don’t normally happen around here. In this estate, everyone used to know each other, we’d leave all the doors unlocked, have street parties.

“But in the last year, it hasn’t been like that, different people have moved into the area.”

They added: “He worked in construction to support his family, he wasn’t a part of any gang or anything.”

DCI Chris Wood said: “My thoughts are with Reece’s family as they come to terms with his tragic death. I can assure them that we will do everything we can do bring those responsible to justice.

“My team has already spoken to a number of key witnesses who were nearby at the time to the attack, although I believe there were other people present who have not yet come forward. I would urge them to do so as soon as possible.”

Any witnesses or those who have information that could help police are asked to call 101 quoting CAD 354/30 Jul. To remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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