Man, 34, is stabbed to death in London street after intervening in fight at illegal rave


Man, 34, is stabbed to death in London street after intervening in fight at illegal rave attended by 100 people

  • Sean Williams was stabbed in the next in the early hours of Sunday morning
  • He was declared dead at the scene after reports he intervened in a fight at a rave 
  • Second man, 37, took himself to hospital with non life-threatening hand injury
  • Police have launched a murder investigation and are appealing for witnesses 

A 34-year-old man was stabbed to death after intervening in a fight at an illegal rave in south London, the Metropolitan Police said.

Sean Williams was stabbed in the neck in the early hours of Sunday morning after attending an unlicensed music event at Culverley Road in Lewisham, the Met said.

Police and the London Ambulance Service were called to the nearby Thornsbeach Road to reports of a stabbing.

Despite the best efforts of police and medics, Mr Williams died from his injuries at the scene shortly after 6.15am.

Sean Williams, 34, was stabbed to death after intervening in a fight at an illegal rave in London

Detective Chief Inspector Kate Kieran, who is leading the murder investigation, said: ‘At this early stage we believe that both the victim and the suspect had attended an unlicensed music event at Culverley Road, SE6, during which a fight broke out between two men.

‘The victim intervened in this fight and suffered a fatal injury.

‘I know there were around 100 people at the event and someone who was there knows the identity of the person responsible.

‘I want these people to do the right thing and get in touch.

The Met Police have launched a murder investigation and forensic examination was carried out

The Met Police have launched a murder investigation and forensic examination was carried out

Police are urging the person responsible for killing Sean Williams to hand themselves in

Police are urging the person responsible for killing Sean Williams to hand themselves in

‘I also urge the person responsible to hand themselves into police.’

No arrests have been made, the Met said.

A second victim, 37, took himself to a south London hospital with a non-life-threatening knife injury to his hand, police added.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC, quoting 1832/06Sep.

Alternatively, people can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.

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