Appeal to trace “possible Uber driver” as potential witness in fatal London stabbing investigation

The senior officer investigating the fatal stabbing of 18-year-old Donnell Rhule In Dulwich, south London, DCI Rob Pack, appealed for help to track a driver of a blue Renault hatchback, which the force believe may have been a private hire car, possibly an Uber.

The car was seen picking up a passenger from Seeley Drive, Dulwich, at around 18:30hrs.

Police were called at 18:30hrs on Wednesday, 8 July, to reports of a stabbing on Seeley Drive, SE21.

Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended and found Donnell suffering from stab injuries.

Despite the efforts of the emergency services, including London’s Air Ambulance, he was pronounced dead at the scene at 19:03hrs.

“I would like to speak with anyone who witnessed the stabbing or who saw anyone leaving the scene,” said DCI Pack.

“This is a generally quiet area, so I am certain that a number of people will have seen or heard something significant.

“I am also appealing to trace the driver of a blue Renault hatchback, possibly used as an Uber or other private hire vehicle, which picked up a passenger in Seeley Drive at around 6.30pm.”

On the morning of Sunday, 12 July, Eren Inniss, 26, Bromley, was charged with the murder of Donnell Rhule.

He remains in custody and is to appear before Bromley Magistrates’ Court today (Monday, 13 July).

Southwark’s top cop, Ch Supt Colin Wingrove, said he was saddened to hear about the tragic murder, adding: “Our thoughts are with Donnell’s family, friends and the wider community.”

Borough commander Wingrove pledged further police patrols in the area surrounding the estate over the coming days to provide further reassurance to residents, and also urged the public to help police with their enquiries.

“I urge anyone with any information about the events leading to this tragic loss of life to come forward and tell us,” he said.

Anyone with information about the murder is asked to call 101 quoting reference CAD 6306/8July.

Image credit: Metropolitan Police

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