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Man fatally stabbed in Greenwich formally identified as Danny Pearce from Bromley

PUBLISHED: 09:21 19 July 2017 | UPDATED: 13:49 19 July 2017

Danny Pearce

Danny Pearce

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Formal identification of his body took place yesterday, July 18

A murder investigation has been launched after a Bromley dad and former local footballer, Danny Pearce, was fatally stabbed in Greenwich.

Police have officially confirmed that Mr Pearce, who used to play for Bromley FC youth, Thamesmead Town, Slade Green, and Erith and Belvedere, was the victim of the fatal stabbing on King William Walk, on July 14, and tributes have now poured in from friends on social media.

One friend, said on Facebook: “We were enemies on the pitch for a brief moment but when paired together we ruled and conquered. You were a genuine guy. You died fighting and that is the Danny I know. We will be having a game in your honour very soon. Your family will be looked after don’t worry about that. May your soul rest in perfect peace.”

A representative from Erith and Belvedere FC, said: “Out of respect for Danny’s family we will not be commenting or arranging anything for the charity football match until after the funeral, but we will be organising something.”

Police were called to the scene on Friday amid reports of gun shots and a person stabbed.

Following a post-mortem, which gave the cause of death as stab wounds, detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command have stated they are investigating and “retain an open mind as to the motive.”

Detective Inspector Jo Sidaway, who is leading the investigation, said: “We continue to appeal for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. We believe that Mr Pearce was approached on King William Walk by two suspects on a moped.

“One suspect is believed to have been in possession of what appeared to be a firearm, the other a knife.

“During an altercation Danny Pearce was stabbed and a firearm was discharged.

“The suspects fled the scene on the moped and the victim made his way to a nearby address to ask for help. He was pronounced dead there.

“I would like to hear from anyone who has information, no matter how insignificant it may seem.”

Anyone that can assist the investigation can contact the incident room on 020 8721 4005, or police via 101.

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