Lewisham Police appeal for help after Howson Road murder

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Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information following a murder in Brockley on Sunday 30 May.

Police and the ambulance service were alerted at 02:03hrs to a man injured in the road at Howson Road SE4.

Matthew Clement, 23, was pronounced dead at the scene, and a post-mortem at Greenwich Mortuary gave cause of death as a gunshot wound. Officers from Trident are investigating the murder and urge anyone with information to contact them.

Superintendent Lisa Crook, of Lewisham Police, said: “We understand the community’s concerns about the murder of a young man in Brockley after recent incidents in the area. Our officers take this extremely seriously and are working hard to stop this violence on our streets. Members of Brockley Safer Neighbourhoods team (SNT) are patrolling the ward to reassure local people, and if you need to discuss any concerns please contact the team.”

DCI Hutchison, investigating Trident officer, said: "This murder took place in a quiet residential street in the early hours. We need to speak to anyone who heard or saw people on Howson Road, Whitbread Road or the surrounding streets between midnight and two o'clock on the morning of Sunday 30 May, and to anyone who heard shots or sounds of a disturbance.

"We also need to hear from anyone who has information about the shooting. We rely on the help of the community to find the perpetrators and get justice for Matthew and his family."

Anyone with information should call the incident room on 020 8247 4553; if you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.