Police Appeal: six years on from the murder of Davion Watt in Brixton

Davion Watt Appeal LeafletSix years on from the murder of Davion Watt in Brixton detectives are continuing to appeal for witnesses and information.

On the anniversary of his death, 19 December, detectives are returning to the scene of his murder to canvass people in the local area and hopefully generate any new lines of enquiry that could lead to the arrest and prosecution of the person or persons responsible.

On 19 December 2008 Police were called at approx. 12:55hrs regarding a man injured in Coldharbour Lane, SW9.

Officers and the ambulance service attended and the victim – later identified as Davion – was taken to Kings College Hospital where later pronounced dead at approx. 13:20hrs.

Davion was 26 at the time of his death and lived in Bargery Road, SE6. He is survived by his mother and two children.

A post mortem examination at the time gave his cause of death as a gunshot wound to the back. No murder weapon has ever been recovered.

The investigation at the time, by a (then) Trident murder investigation team, believed the incident that lead to Davion’s shooting began at a flat near the junction with Denmark Hill.

It is thought that intruders intended to rob the flat Davion was in and as he ran from it chased by the intruders. He was shot descending the communal stairs, collapsing outside on the pavement where he was found.

Between January 2009 and June 2009 seven people were arrested in connection with the investigation. One was charged with Davion’s murder but the case was discharged at a pre-trial hearing after no evidence was offered.

Whilst the case has remained open all lines of enquiry have been completed and none have resulted in securing the evidence necessary to prosecute anyone for his murder.

The case now sits with the Trident Gang Crime Command’s Legacy Team. Its officers are hoping that in the time that has passed since Davion’s murder, witnesses or anyone with any information that haven’t spoken to police, will now feel able to come forward.

Acting Detective Inspector Peter Hine, from the Trident Gang Crime Command’s Legacy Team, said:

“Without anyone coming forward we fear that Davion’s family may never get the justice they so desperately want. With our anniversary appeal, we hope that the intervening years since Davion’s murder have seen the allegiances change of those that may have kept silent. And that those people can now re-examine their consciences and consider doing the right thing and help us prosecute those responsible, bringing closure to the case for Davion’s family.”

Any witnesses or anyone with any information can call the Trident Gang Crime Command Legacy Team, in confidence, on 020 8785 8267 or via 101. Alternatively they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org.

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