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Battersea murder victim named as Met Police release CCTV image of man


Battersea murder victim named as Met Police release CCTV image of man


man who was stabbed to death in Battersea last week has been named by police as Theo Porteous.

The 32-year-old was found fatally knifed at lunchtime on Thursday on Thessaly Road, close to Battersea Power Station.

He was pronounced dead at the scene roughly 30 minutes after police were called.

Detectives investigating the murder have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the attack.

Detective Chief Inspector Wayne Jolley, leading the investigation, said: “My thoughts are with Theo’s family and friends, at what is an unimaginable time for them.

A man Met Police detectives want to trace in connection with the Battersea murder

/ Met Police

“I have assured them that I and my team will do everything we can to bring those responsible for Theo’s murder to justice.

“Our investigation is progressing at pace and I want to ask for the public’s help in identifying the man in the CCTV image.

The man can be seen scrolling on his phone

/ Met Police

“I would ask anyone who recognises him to get in touch without delay. Likewise, anyone with any information about Theo’s murder should get in touch – even details that may seem irrelevant could be important to our investigation.”

There have been no arrests. Enquiries are ongoing.

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has footage should call police on 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting 3633/24AUG.

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