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Victim of fatal East Dulwich stabbing named

FATAL STABBING: The victim was reportedly attacked during an argument over cigarettes

THE VICTIM of a fatal stabbing in East Dulwich has been named as Dennis Anderson.

Police were called to Lordship Lane, near the East Dulwich Grove around 2.35am on Sunday, February 10 after reports of a stabbing.

Anderson, 39, was reportedly killed in an argument over cigarettes.

He has been described as a “very good man” and a “family man”.

Luke Roche, a friend of Anderson’s told The Evening Standard: “He loved his daughter. He was a family man and very popular, no one had a bad word to say about him. I honestly can’t think of anyone he’d had a fight with. He just wasn’t part of that life.”

Detective Inspector Domenica Catino, from the Met’s homicide and major crime command, who is leading the investigation, said: “We need to hear from anyone that may have been in the area on Sunday morning who may have information on the circumstances of this tragic turn of events. Any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, could really help our investigation.

“We are aware of speculation around the motive for this attack and can now confirm that the suspect approached Mr Anderson in an off-licence shop before an altercation broke out and the suspect delivered a fatal attack.

“Our top priorities now are to support Mr Anderson’s family and catch the person responsible for this horrible attack. Officers are working around the clock to locate this suspect and bring him into custody.”

Anyone with information is requested to call police in the incident room on 020 8721 4961.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or tweet police via @MetCC.

No arrests have been made. Investigations continue.

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