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Pictured: Man, 29, stabbed to death while ‘mind his own business’ in London Park

Pictured: Man, 29, stabbed to death while ‘minding his own business’ in London’s parkland as detectives search for two suspects who fled the scene on bicycles

  • Kalabe Legesse, 29, was fatally stabbed in the heart in a South London park
  • It is believed the attack was random while he was on the premises
  • Police are calling on witnesses who were nearby to come forward

A 29-year-old man who died last week from a stab wound to the heart while sitting in a south London park has been photographed for the first time.

Kalabe Legesse was the victim of what is believed to be a random attack on Friday 30 December when he was ‘mind of his own business’ in Peckham Rye Park.

He suffered serious stab wounds and was discovered at 8:24 pm near a public house on Strakers Road in the park.

Despite the best efforts of the London Ambulance Service and London Air Ambulance crews, the 29-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene half an hour later.

Kalabe Legesse, 29, was fatally stabbed on December 30 while ‘mind his own business’ in Peckham Rye Park in what is believed to have been a random attack

The Metropolitan Police Have Launched An Investigation As The Hunt For The Attacker Continues

The Metropolitan Police have launched an investigation as the hunt for the attackers continues

An autopsy has since found the cause of his death to be bleeding and a stab wound to the heart.

Mr. Legesse’s family has been informed and is supported by specialized agents.

Police officers described the incident as a “brutal and senseless attack.”

Officers are now calling for information and are looking for two suspects who fled the park in the moments after the “brutal and senseless” attack on bicycles.

Detective Chief Inspector Katherine Goodwin, of the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said: “Kalabe’s family and friends are devastated by his death, which came after a brutal and senseless attack when he was just sitting in the park minding his own business.

“We have worked tirelessly to identify those responsible and would like to hear from anyone who was in or around the park at around 8pm, particularly near the café and playground.

“At this early stage of the investigation, we believe we are looking for two suspects on pedals who fled the scene in the direction of Peckham Rye.”

Following the stabbing, a planned New Year’s Eve run at the park was cancelled.

Police And Forensic Officers Were Photographed At The Scene The Day After The Tragedy

Police and forensic officers were photographed at the scene the day after the tragedy

Police On The Scene In Peckham, South London, After A Man In His Late 20S Was Stabbed To Death In A Park On December 30

Police on the scene in Peckham, south London, after a man in his late 20s was stabbed to death in a park on December 30

“At this early stage of the investigation, we believe we are looking for two suspects on pedals who fled the scene in the direction of Peckham Rye.”

Following the stabbing, a planned New Year’s Eve run at the park was cancelled.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or has information about what happened, is asked to call 101 using the reference 6165/30Dec22. Information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

No arrests have been made.

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