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Police release photo of Camden stabbing victim and appeal for witnesses

Police have released a photo of Camden stabbing victim Romeo Nkansah in an appeal for witnesses.

Police released a photo of Camden stabbing victim Romeo Nkansah. Credit: Met Police

Detectives investigating his death of Romeo Nkansah in Camden on May 29, want to speak to witnesses who were there before and after his murder.

Romeo had been out with two friends in Camden Lock for the night.

Around 3.30am he and his friends were walking along Greenland Road, in Camden, when they started chatting to a group of women.

At some point a fight took place between Romeo and his friends and a group of men, who detectives believe are known to the group of women.

I would appeal to those people who were part of either group that Sunday morning to come forward and talk to police.

It is clear that you may have vital information about the events that led up to Romeo’s murder and who is responsible.

There are two women in particular that we believe Romeo was trying to talk to and I would like to speak to them as a matter of urgency.

This is a really popular and busy area, with a nightlife that runs until the early hours so I know there will be other people who may have seen something that have yet to come forward.

This is why we have taken the decision to release CCTV images of people seen in the area. If you are one of those shown in the images or know who is, please get in touch and help use with our enquiries.

Romeo was a loving and committed father of two, and a much loved brother and son. I would urge anyone who may have seen something, or knows the identity of Romeo’s murderer to get in touch with us and help us find answers for his family.

– Detective Chief Inspector Jamie Piscopo

The group made their way down Bayham Street and into Greenland Street and at some point Romeo was fatally stabbed.

Police and the London Ambulance Service were called around 3.35am and Romeo was taken to a central London hospital where he died as a result of his injury around 4.35am.

Romeo’s next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained family liaison officers.

The murder investigation is being carried out by detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command.

Romeo Nkansah, 37, was a Dutch national living in Holloway.

A post-mortem examination took place on Tuesday, 31 May at St Pancras' Mortuary and gave cause of death as a single stab wound.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8345 3715 or via 101. Alternatively, to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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