Tuesday 27 September 2016

White car hunted as part of investigation into death of young musician

Rachael Burnett

Published 10/04/2016 | 14:04

Police have arrested five people in connection with the incident and are now appealing for any witnesses
Police have arrested five people in connection with the incident and are now appealing for any witnesses

Police are appealing for information about a white car seen leaving the area where an aspiring musician was stabbed to death.

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Rapper Myron Isaac Yarde, known as MDot, was stabbed in broad daylight after a scuffle involving 16 boys in New Cross, south London, on April 3.

The 17-year-old was found lying in a pool of his own blood in nearby Camplin Street at around 7.40pm and died less than two hours later in hospital.

Police have arrested five people in connection with the incident and are now appealing for any witnesses.

Detective Chief Inspector Rebecca Reeves, who is leading the investigation, has urged anyone who saw who was involved in the clash to come forward.

She said: "Witnesses have told us that some of the young men who were present during the disorder arrived or left on bicycles. Were you there? Did you see them?

"In addition, I am interested in any information concerning a white or light-coloured car that was seen travelling away from the scene shortly after the murder.

"This vehicle seems to have headed north along Camplin Street, away from New Cross Gate, but it is not clear whether this car left the area straight away.

"The support we have received from the local community and Myron's family has been outstanding and I would like to thank everyone who has already spoken to us and provided vital information.

"We have made five arrests so far and have many lines of inquiry that we are following, so I would reiterate all our previous appeals for witnesses and anyone with information about Myron's death to come forward."

A 15-year-old boy appeared at Bromley Youth Court on Saturday charged with Myron's murder.

The defendant, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will remain in custody until his next appearance at the Central Criminal Court on Tuesday.

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