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UPDATE: Detectives release CCTV images of Danny Pearce murder suspects on moped

PUBLISHED: 09:17 21 July 2017 | UPDATED: 09:17 21 July 2017

Police would like to speak with people in the photo

Police would like to speak with people in the photo

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Do you recognise these men? Police would like to trace them

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Detectives investigating the murder of Bromley dad and former local footballer Danny Pearce in Greenwich have issued images of two men they would like to trace.

Mr Pearce, 31, was stabbed in King William Walk, on Saturday, 15 July at 12.15am and pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics, despite efforts to revive him.

The cause of death was determined as stab wounds, and his next of kin have formally identified his body.

There have been no arrests and a week on from the murder, detectives will be visiting the area to appeal directly to the public for information.

Danny PearceDanny Pearce

Detective have released images of two people they would like the public’s help to trace, and officers would also like to hear from anyone who has come across a silver Rolex watch, which was stolen from Mr Pearce in the attack.

Reports suggest that two men on mopeds attacked Mr Pearce, before fleeing the scene on their vehicles.

Detective inspector Jo Sidaway, who is leading the investigation, said: “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.

Same model of Rolex as the one stolen from Mr PearceSame model of Rolex as the one stolen from Mr Pearce

“During an altercation Danny was stabbed and a firearm was discharged. The suspects fled the scene on the moped. Danny sought help at a nearby address; he was pronounced dead there.

“We believe that Danny’s Rolex watch was stolen in the attack, and one line of enquiry is that his death was the result of a violent robbery. If you have seen this watch under suspicious circumstances, please get in contact with us.

“We are also releasing images of two men we are eager to trace and speak to. If you have any information that could help us, we would urge you to come forward as soon as possible.”

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

To give information anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org

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