Police Appeals For Witnesses In Hackney Teenage Murder

Police are urging members of the public who were in the vicinity of Amhurst Park in the early hours of Sunday morning, when Godwin Larson along with two of his friends were attacked, to come forward with any information “no matter how insignificant”.

Mr Larson a rapper and aspiring footballer was pronounced dead at the scene. A post-mortem examination gave cause of death as a stab wound to the chest. His friends an 18 year old and 20 year old men are at a hospital currently recovering from their stab wounds.

They believe he may have been attacked by at least 4 who fled down Durley Road after the attack. They also say he was attended to by someone who got off an N253 bus.

DCI Jessica Wadsworth, of the Homicide and Serious Crime Command, said: “Godwin’s parents and siblings are devastated by his death. He was a talented footballer who played for Oxford United Academy and spent much of his time in Oxford.

“I know there were a lot of vehicles in the area at the time of the incident and I am appealing for anyone who was driving in Amhurst Park at 01:50hrs on Saturday morning to contact us.

“Godwin was attacked near to a bus stop between Stamford Hill Station and Durley Rd. There were a number of people waiting at that stop that we need to speak to. A N253 bus stopped a couple of minutes after the incident. Were you waiting at that stop? Did you witness the incident or the suspects running towards Durley Rd? Were you driving in the area?

“I am appealing for anyone who was in the area or has information, no matter how insignificant it is considered to be, to call the Incident Room on 020 8345 3985; if you wish to remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

An inquest will open and adjourn at Poplar Coroners Court on March 31.

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