Monday, August 21, 2017
Detectives appeal after Catford teenager is murdered in Kidbrooke

Detectives appeal after Catford teenager is murdered in Kidbrooke


Detectives are continuing to appeal for information and witnesses after a teenager was murdered in Kidbrooke.

The 19-year-old victim has been formally identified as Jordan Wright from Catford.

His next of kin have been informed. Officers are in particular appealing for a group of males thought to have been with the victim before the attack to come forward.

At approximately 8.10pm on Wednesday, police were called to reports of a stabbing in Hervey Road at the junction of Begbie Road.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found Jordan suffering stab injuries. He was taken to a south London hospital where he later died. A post-mortem examination was due to be held today.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating.

The officer leading the investigation, Detective Chief Inspector Diane Tudway, said:

“I believe Jordan was part of a group of young men who had entered the park together before he was stabbed.

“Those other young men will know who they are, and I urge each of them to call police or Crimestoppers and simply describe what they saw.”

There has been no arrest at this early stage. Enquiries continue, and police officers from Greenwich are conducting additional patrols in the local area to provide reassurance and speak with potential witnesses.

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8721 4005 or via 101.

To remain anonymous, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via the website.

Assistant Editor | Shuz Azam has been a journalist for more than 20 years and although he trained in Shropshire at the Shropshire Star where he later worked as a reporter his first job in London was working on the Mercury in Deptford. He later moved to the sister paper the South London Press working as reporter, sub editor, production editor and deputy editor. He has also worked in West London as editor of the Ealing Gazette and content manager of Uxbridge Gazette, Harrow Observer and Bucks Examiner and Advertiser. Today he is assistant editor of the South London Press and works for all our titles.


Detectives appeal after Catford teenager is murdered in Kidbrooke