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Bromley murder victim named as man from Dagenham

PUBLISHED: 11:11 06 November 2018 | UPDATED: 11:26 06 November 2018

Detectives investigating a murder in Bromley have named the victim as 22-year-old Ayodeji Habeeb Azeez from Dagenham. Picture: Met Police

Detectives investigating a murder in Bromley have named the victim as 22-year-old Ayodeji Habeeb Azeez from Dagenham. Picture: Met Police

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Detectives investigating a murder in Bromley have named the victim as 22-year-old Ayodeji Habeeb Azeez from Dagenham.

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses and information after they were called at around 12.30pm on Sunday, November 4 to reports of a stabbing in Samos Road.

Officers, London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended and found a man suffering stab injuries.

Despite the efforts of emergency services, he was pronounced dead at the scene at 12.59pm.

While formal identification awaits, next of kin have been informed.

A post-mortem examination is scheduled to take place at Princess Royal Hospital Mortuary on Tuesday, November 6.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command, led by Det Chi Insp Mark Cranwell, investigate.

Mr Cranwell said: “This attack took place in the middle of the day, in broad daylight in a residential street.

“It goes without saying that this incident would have stood out in what would normally have been a quiet environment.

“It appears that four or five male suspects were involved in the attack - both they and Ayodeji were seen to run into Samos Road from Grace Mews.

“By this point Ayodeji had been attacked. The suspects fled in one direction while Ayodeji went the other way before he collapsed.

“I am appealing to anyone who was in the area on Sunday afternoon and saw this attack, or the events surrounding the attack, to come forward and speak to police.

“This includes trying to establish if anyone was with Ayodeji when he was attacked.

“My officers are making progress as to why Ayodeji was in the area, why he came to be attacked and who was responsible for his murder, but we need information from the public to assist us in keeping the momentum of this investigation moving forward.”

Two men aged 19 and 21 were arrested on suspicion of murder on Sunday November 4 and both have been released under investigation.

Any witnesses or anyone with information should contact the incident room on 020 8721 4054.

To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police can also be tweeted via @MetCC.

Enquiries continue.

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