The police officer leading the investigation into the murder of teenager Jimmy Mizen says it is progressing well.Just a normal, everyday stabbing then…
Jimmy, 16, of Dallinger Road, Lee, was killed in an unprovoked attack in the Three Cooks bakery near his home at 11.50am on Saturday (May 10).
Detective Chief Inspector Cliff Lyons said: "CCTV footage has been gathered from the surrounding area and we have also been conducting house-to-house inquiries.
He added: "I would like to stress this incident is not being linked to any ongoing police investigation. Neither does it have any racial or gang element."
But wait! Not so fast, CI Lyons…:
Police forensic staff continued to comb the inside of the shop for evidence. It is understood they have a suspect - a 21-year old man thought to be of Turkish descent. They have searched a number of properties in the area but by yesterday afternoon had not made any arrests.I guess now we know why the police requests for help were so studiously failing to mention any description of the person sought for the crime, as House of Dumb noted yesterday....
Police have issued an all-ports warning to stop the suspect, who is believed to have several previous convictions for assault and minor offences, fleeing the country.