Lewisham Murder: Detectives named stabbing victim as Jeremiah Sewell

Homicide detectives investigating the fatal stabbing in Lewisham, South East London, have named 19-year-old Jeremiah Sewell as the victim.

Detectives said they made four arrests overnight and into the early hours of Sunday, 17 July.

A 19-year-old man and an 18-year-old were arrested on suspicion of murder, while 21 and 26-year-old men were arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

All four men have remained in custody as the investigation continues.

Homicide detectives launched a murder investigation on Saturday after Jeremiah was fatally stabbed in Lewisham.

Jeremiah Sewell
Jeremiah Sewell was stabbed to death in Lewisham.

The police were called shortly before 04:50hrs on Saturday, 16 July, after Jeremiah self-presented at a south London hospital with stab injuries to his neck.

He was pronounced dead shortly after at the hospital.

Detectives believed that Jeremiah was stabbed while he sat in a parked car in Beckenham Place Park at about 04:40hrs.

A crime scene remains in place as the investigation, led by the Met's Specialist Crime Command, continues.

Jeremiah's family is aware and continues to be supported by specially trained officers as the investigation continues.

Detective Chief Inspector Chris Wood, leading the investigation, said: "My thoughts continue to be with Jeremiah's family and friends. Jeremiah's family deserves answers about what happened to him and who was responsible for his death.

"We are working hard to provide those answers, and while our investigation has significantly progressed, we still need members of the public to come forward and tell us what they know. Your information could be vital to our investigation, no matter how insignificant you may think it to be. Please get in touch with police or Crimestoppers with anything you know."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference CAD 1368/16Jul.

Alternatively, you can provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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