Man stabbed to death 'while intervening in fight' at illegal rave

September 07, 2020

A man has been stabbed to death after intervening in a fight at an illegal rave in south London, police have said.

Sean Williams, 34, was stabbed in the neck in the early hours of Sunday morning after attending an unlicensed music event in Lewisham, the Met Police said.

Despite the efforts of officers and paramedics, Mr Williams was pronounced dead just after 6am.

Police have now launched a murder investigation.

Detective Chief Inspector Kate Kieran 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.

"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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