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Family 'desperately seeking justice' for Carl's murder

Carl was a talented DJ who had his whole life ahead of him.

His family, whom fully support this new appeal, have had to endure five years of heartache and they are desperately seeking justice for Carl's murder. Over the years, a number of people have stood trial and have been convicted for their involvement in Carl's death but there has always been one outstanding individual whom we sought to trace whom we believe delivered the fatal stab wound.

That person is Jeffrey Okafor. There is strong evidence indicating his involvement on the night when Carl died. We know Jeffrey fled the UK to evade arrest and avoid facing justice.

– Detective Inspector Alison Hepworth of the Homicide and Major Crime Command

Victim's father: 'Part of me died with him'

The father of Carl Beatson Asiedu has spoken of his heartache.

Five years have passed since Carl was murdered.

I still feel the pain and get a lump in my throat whenever his tragic death crosses my mind, or when I hear that someone has been stabbed to death.

Part of me died with him and I have to carry on living with what is left of me. Carl's tragic death has changed my view of life, people, the justice system and the world.

– John Asiedu

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£10,000 reward to trace suspect who fled the UK after DJ's murder

An appeal has been launched to trace a man wanted in connection with the murder of a talented DJ in south London five years ago. The family of Carl Beatson Asiedu has made an emotional appeal for information in the hope it will lead to the arrest of a man who fled the UK days after the murder.

Carl Beatson Asiedu
Carl Beatson Asiedu Credit: Metropolitan Police

Detectives are keen to trace Jeffrey Okafor. They have strong evidence to suggest that he has fled to Nigeria. A reward of £10,000 is being offered for information leading to his arrest and prosecution.

CCTV of Jeffery Okafor taken at Heathrow Airport
CCTV of Jeffery Okafor taken at Heathrow Airport Credit: Metropolitan Police

Trial of cyclist sensors to start on London buses

Trials will start to test sensors on buses to help drivers' awareness of cyclists and pedestrians as part of a continued drive to improve road safety in the capital.

Trials will start to test sensors on buses to help drivers' awareness of cyclists and pedestrians
Trials will start to test sensors on buses to help drivers' awareness of cyclists and pedestrians Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Four buses, two on route 25 and two on route 73, will be fitted with brand new pedestrian and cyclist detection software as part of a six-week trial. The technology directly alerts bus drivers when pedestrians and cyclists are moving close to their vehicles, helping to reduce collisions.

The bus routes, which run between Oxford Street and Ilford via Mile End (route 25) and Victoria to Stoke Newington via Oxford Circus and Kings Cross (Route 73), have been specifically chosen for the trial because of the high number of pedestrians and cyclists that use these bus routes.

Police offer £100,00 reward to trace man five years after murder

Jeffrey Okafor.
Jeffrey Okafor. Credit: Police

Five years after the murder of Carl Beatson-Asiedu his family has made an emotional appeal for information in the hope it would lead to the arrest of a man who fled the UK days after the murder.

Detectives investigating the murder are keen to trace Jeffrey Okafor who they believe is responsible for killing Carl, 19. With strong evidence to suggest that he has fled to Nigeria police are offering a £10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of Jeffrey Okafor.

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