UPDATE: Police renew appeal over Bromley man stabbed to death in Camberwell

PUBLISHED: 14:30 23 November 2016 | UPDATED: 17:07 23 November 2016

Murder victim Mohamed Kakay

Murder victim Mohamed Kakay


A 36-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder has been eliminated from enquiries

Police have renewed their appeal for witnesses after a Bromley man was stabbed to death in Camberwell.

Mohamed Kakay, 33, was stabbed at St Giles Church in Camberwell Church Street on Saturday morning (November 19) in an area popular with dog walkers.

A 36-year-old who was arrested on suspicion of murder on Saturday has now been eliminated from enquiries.

Police believe Mr Kakay entered the grounds at the rear of St Giles’ Church at around 9am. He was stabbed but managed to stagger along the path at the side of the church to the front and out onto Camberwell Church Street, collapsing near Wilson Road.

Police were called at 9.15am, and some members of the public tried to administer first aid before the emergency services arrived.

The victim was taken by London Ambulance Service to a south London hospital but died later that afternoon.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command (HMCC) are investigating, and Mr Kakay’s next-of-kin have been informed.

A post-mortem examination took place on Sunday at Greenwich Mortuary and found the cause of death to be a single stab wound to the abdomen.

The investigation is now being led by detective chief inspector Cliff Lyons from the Homicide and Major Crime Command.

DCI Lyons said: “We are continuing to appeal for witnesses and anyone with any information to contact us.

“It is believed Mohamed’s attacker was around the area of Wilson Road, Camberwell Grove and Camberwell Church Street and the roads leading off from those main routes between 9am and 9.30am on Saturday, November 19th.

“I am particularly appealing to anyone who was in the area between these times that may have been recording video footage from bike helmets, or dashboard cameras or mobile phones. Anyone providing this would be greatly assisting the investigation team.”

Any witnesses or anyone with any information have been urged to call the incident room on 020 8721 4961.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit

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