CAN YOU HELP?: Police are urgently appealing for information on Dawda Jallow's whereabouts
A 15-YEAR-OLD boy is being urgently sought following the murder of a teenager in south east London on Sunday (Dec 30).
In a rare move, police have issued a CCTV image of Gambian national, Dawda Jallow, showing him on board a route 35 bus, which he boarded at Camberwell Green, hours after 17-year-old Dogan Ismail was fatally stabbed. He subsequently got off the bus at 10.32pm at Newington Causeway also in south east London.
Dogan, from Peckham, was attacked outside Latimer House at approximately 4.20pm after he and his brother encountered a group of up to four males while they were in the area. An altercation took place during which the victim was stabbed.
Jallow is black, clean shaven with cropped black afro hair, 5ft 5 tall, and is of slight build. He has brown eyes, and speaks with a London accent, though is a Gambian national.
KILLED: 17-year-old Dogan Ismail died from a single stab wound
An incident room has opened under DCI Matt Bonner.
He said: "We are taking the rare step of publicising Jallow's name and image as it is critical he is found as soon as possible. Given an apparent close circle of friends and family who live locally, I believe that he may be residing with them seeking shelter in the hope that he remains out of sight.
"I am appealing to anyone, in particular to those who may have accommodated or are helping him at present, to look to their conscience and do the right thing and inform the police of his whereabouts. They owe it to the Ismail family."
Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8358 0200; if you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
For an immediate sighting of Dawda Jallow, please call 999.
A 15-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of murder and a 39-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice. They were taken to a south London police station and later bailed to return pending further inquiries.