Police are investigating a brutal murder in New Cross last month

Police investigating a brutal murder in New Cross last month are appealing this witness snapped on CCTV to come forward.

Andrew Oteng-Owusu was stabbed near his home in Upnall House near Millwall FC on Wednesday 3rd August. He died the following day of a single stab wound.

A £20,000 reward is on offer for information leading to the identification, arrest and prosecution of those responsible.

“It is nearly two months since Andrew was stabbed near to his home at the junctions of Hornshay Street and Lovelinch Close,” said Detective Inspector Tom Dahri, of the Homicide and Major Crime Command.

“We know that after he was stabbed he staggered home and collapsed at his front door, where he was found by his mother.

“He has been described as a “gentle giant” and was a carer for his mother, who is on dialysis.

“There are few clues as to why this might have happened.

“The community on the Lovelinch Estate have been really supportive of the investigation, and we have spoken to a number of witnesses so far, but I would still like to speak to a young black man, who we understand walked with Andrew to his block after he had been stabbed.

“Also the two men in the CCTV images we have released who were both walking in the area when Andrew was stabbed.

“It is entirely possible that they may have seen or heard something that could be important to the investigation and it is imperative they come forward.

“I would like to reassure them that they are being treated as witnesses and will be dealt with in the utmost sensitivity,” he added.

Anyone that can assist the investigation is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8721 4961, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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