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Peckham ‘murder’: 27-year-old man stabbed to death in south London first named

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

Despite the best efforts of healthcare professionals after the man was rushed to hospital, Jobari Gooden, 27, was pronounced dead at 6 p.m. last night.

Officers had been called in on reports of a scuffle on Rye Lane in Peckham Rye at around 3:15 p.m., where they found Jobari suffering from his injuries.

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The London ambulance service rushed him to hospital.

The Met also said his relatives were supported by specialist officers.

Police have been called to report a fight in Peckham

The Specialist Crime Command is currently conducting a murder investigation, with the lead investigator appealing to the public for any information they may have.

Chief Detective Inspector Brian Howie said: “We need to hear from anyone who was in the area and see what has happened urgently.

“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 a lot of people to have seen the fight, the knife that was used and the fatal attack that followed. Did you see where the suspect went?

“It’s one week away from Christmas, and as many families come together to celebrate, another family in London is in mourning following a violent attack on the heart of the community.

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

“If you do not wish to speak to us, you can contact Crime stoppers in trust. Any information can be vital. ”

No arrests have yet been made.

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