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Samuel Guidera murder: Fresh CCTV footage shows two men running from scene of 2011 murder

09:40 13 February 2017

Samuel Guidera was found stabbed in the heart in Sydenham six years ago

Samuel Guidera was found stabbed in the heart in Sydenham six years ago

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Six years on from the murder of university student Samuel Guidera, detectives have released fresh CCTV footage.

Met Police continues to offer £20,000 reward for information which could lead to the identification, arrest and prosecution of the Greenwich University student’s killers.

The 24-year-old was found collapsed in the street in Newlands Park at the junction with Bailey Place in Sydenham on Saturday, February 12 2011.

On the night of his death, Sam, as he was known to his friends, had travelled on the 9.17pm train from Bickley to Penge East, arriving just after 9.30pm.

A screengrab of the CCTV footage released in the hunt for Samuel Guidera's killersA screengrab of the CCTV footage released in the hunt for Samuel Guidera's killers

He left the station to meet his girlfriend and was last seen before the stabbing at a bus stop opposite Bailey Place just before 9.40pm.

Then, at around 9.55pm, he was found approximately 200m from the train station with a stab wound to his heart. His wallet had also been taken.

The history and politics student died in hospital that night.

After six years of investigations, police have ruled out over a thousand leads, viewed and released hundreds of hours of CCTV and spoken to nearly 900 witnesses.

University of Greenwich student Samuel Guidera was murdered in SydenhamUniversity of Greenwich student Samuel Guidera was murdered in Sydenham

Now never-before-seen CCTV footage has been released, showing two men running up Sydenham Road at 9.57pm, shortly after the murder, and around 15 minutes later running in the opposite direction.

Police believe the pair may hold vital information regarding the murder.

DCI Chris Jones said: “This is still very much a live investigation. We hope that this previously unreleased CCTV may lead to the identification of two people that may be able to assist our investigation.

“Or it may be the two people in the CCTV recognize themselves and contact us. I would say to these two people, please do contact us, no matter what information you have, it may be crucial to solving this case.

“It is still hoped that after six years someone with knowledge of what happened to Sam can come forward and help solve the case.

“For the parents of Sam; Sarah and Chris, it is still as raw for them today as the day Sam was killed, and the investigation team will ensure there is no stone unturned in the search for Sam’s killer or killers.”

Sarah and Chris Guidera, said: “The grief is still as raw now as it was six years ago. We would ask that people think back to this time and remember anything that is significant. We really need justice for Sam. Although this won’t make any difference to the loss we feel, we will at least have some closure.

“From the moment Samuel was murdered, we as his parents started a life sentence from which we will never be released. We still feel a sense of anger and all we can do is continue to cope with each day as it comes, with the help of medication, family, friends, whatever it takes.

“As parents we have seen the devastation and heartbreak it has caused Sam’s brother and sister, other family members and friends. We just want somebody out there who knows something that could help in the apprehending of the killers to come forward so they do not have the opportunity to take another person’s life and destroy another family. It could be somebody reading this who gets the call about the savage death of a loved one next.

“So we miss and think of him so much every single day, we cry, we love him so much.

Time is not a healer, we will never get back to normal; the people we were before no longer exist.

“So please look at your son, brother, uncle, think how you would miss them and if you know anything come forward; don’t let the cowards who took my son’s life kill again.”

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