Three arrested over fatal stabbing of 27-year-old man at Peckham barber shop

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Jobari Gooden (Metropolitan Police )
Jobari Gooden (Metropolitan Police )

Three people have been arrested over the killing of a young man in a brawl outside a south London barber shop.

Jobari Gooden, 27, was stabbed after a broad daylight fight near House of Ramish 2 on Choumert Road, Peckham Rye at 3.15pm on Friday, December 17.

A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder 32 miles away at a residential property in Gillingham, Kent, on Thursday.

A male and female, both 37, were detained at the same address on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Scotland Yard said all three remain in custody while enquiries continue.

Mr Gooden was found collapsed on Rye Lane and died later in hospital.

A post-mortem examination carried out on Sunday gave his cause of death as wounds to the abdomen.

His family continue to be supported by specially trained officers from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command.

Detectives continue to appeal for witnesses and anyone with information about the incident.

Crimestoppers offered a £20,000 for information related to the murder of Mr Gooden.

Police released footage of a person they would like to speak to as part of their investigation.

The individual is described as a black male, wearing grey trousers, black shoes and a dark jacket with distinctive orange writing on the left hand side of the chest and across the upper back.

Detective Chief Inspector Brian Howie said: “Our priority here is finding the person or persons responsible for Jobari’s death, and to support his family.

“We want to hear from anyone who was in the vicinity of Peckham Rye area on Friday between 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

“Did you see Jobari with anyone in the hours leading up to when he was killed, an argument or fight?

“Can you help Jobari’s family understand why this happened?

“We have no doubt that the way that Jobari was killed – in such a public place and in the middle of the afternoon – will cause alarm to Peckham’s community, and we have stepped up a visible policing presence in order to support them.

“Our officers are on hand for anything you need, so please don’t hesitate to air your concerns with them.”

Anyone with information should call 101, quoting CAD4252/17DEC2021, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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