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Man, 25, with 'heart of gold' stabbed to death in Greenwich

MURDERED: Tobi Animashaun

A YOUNG man with a "heart of gold" was killed earlier this week on his way home from work.

Tobi Animashaun, 25, died after he was fatally stabbed "by a group of males" in Charlton, Greenwich.

A Statement from Tobi Animashaun's family, said: "Tobi was a son, big brother, cousin and friend. He had a heart of gold and was protective of everyone in his family especially the girls. It truly saddens us that we have lost Tobi, but his spirit will live on in our hearts. We do hope the people who are responsible for this are brought to justice."

Police were called at approximately 7.55pm on Sunday (Sept 11), to reports of a man stabbed in Anchor and Hope Lane.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended, and Animashaun was taken to a south London hospital where he died the following morning.

A post-mortem examination held on Tuesday at Greenwich Mortuary gave cause of death as incised wounds to chest and abdomen.

The investigation is being led by detective chief inspector Graeme Gwyn from the Homicide and Major Crime Command.

Detective Chief Inspector Gwyn said: "Tobi was attacked by a group of males as he left work on Sunday evening. We are keeping an open mind as to motive but he was attacked just as he exited the security gate. We are keen to speak with anyone with information and ask they contact us as a matter of urgency."

There has been no arrest at this stage and enquiries continue.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information are asked to call the incident room on 0208 721 4805. To give information anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, or visit

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