Murder enquiry launched following fatal stabbing on Richmond Bridge

Richmond Police launched a murder hunt after a 31-year-old male was stabbed to death in the early hours of 26th November.

On Saturday morning a fight broke out close to Richmond Bridge. Police are unclear as to the cause of the argument which happened at 4am, during the fracas, a male was stabbed by what the police believe to be a broken glass bottle. Ambulances were called and officers carried out CPR before the injured man was taken to hospital, where he sadly died.

The family of the deceased, Reece Newcombe, are being supported by police officers and have released a statement saying they “were truly heartbroken” at the loss.  Mr Newcombe was a talented boxer and had recently become a father for the first time. A GoFundMe site has been set up to raise money for his daughter, proving successful as it has currently raised £50,000.


In the last few hours, a 32-year-old male has handed himself into a West London Police station and remains in custody.


The area was busy at the time due to its location close to a nightclub, and police believed there were a number of witnesses who may have filmed the altercation and urged them to come forward.

Det Ch Insp Katherine Goodwin, who is leading the investigation, said: “We believe a number of people watched the incident unfold and some onlookers may have recorded footage on their mobile phones. I need to hear from all of these people.”


Investigations are ongoing to bring justice to Reece who was described by one of his close friends as “the most loved man in West London”.

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