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Peckham ‘murder’: Man, 27, stabbed to death in South London named for first time

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The Metropolitan Police have shared the identity of a man who was stabbed to death in South London last night.

Despite the best efforts of medical professionals after the man was rushed to hospital, 27-year-old Jobari Gooden was pronounced dead at just past 6pm last night.

Officers had been called to reports of a fight on Rye Lane in Peckham Rye at around 3:15pm, where they found Jobari suffering from his wounds.

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London Ambulance Service rushed him to hospital.

The Met have also told that his next of kin are being supported by specialist officers.

Police were called to reports of a fight in Peckham

Specialist Crime Command are now leading a murder investigation, with the senior investigating officer appealing to the public for any information they may have.

Detective Chief Inspecter Brian Howie said: “We need to hear from anyone who was in the area and saw what happened as a matter of urgency.

“This attack took place in the early afternoon and in the middle of Peckham Rye. We know the area was busy, with people going to the shops or the market.”

He added: “I expect that many people saw the fight, the knife that was used, and subsequent fatal attack. Did you see where the suspect went?

“We’re a week away from Christmas, and at a time when many families come together to celebrate, another family in London is grieving following a violent attack in the heart of the community.

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“I would ask you to do the right thing and call police.

“If you do not wish to speak with us, you can contact Crimestoppers in confidence. Any bit of information could prove vital.”

No arrests have yet been made.

*Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference CAD 4252/17Dec. To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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