Police release CCTV of SECOND man they want to trace in connection with murder of drill rapper, 21, stabbed to death at Notting Hill carnival
- Met police are looking to identify two people after drill rapper was murdered
- CCTV has been released of two men who police ‘urgently need to speak to’
- Takayo Nembhard, 21, was stabbed to death at the Notting Hill carnival
- So far, four people have been arrested in connection with Takayo’s murder
Police have issued CCTV of a second man they wish to speak to as part of the murder probe into the death of a drill rapper at this year’s Notting Hill Carnival.
Met detectives are appealing to the public for help tracing a second person seen on CCTV they ‘urgently need to speak to’ in connection with the investigation.
Takayo Nembhard, 21, was stabbed at the carnival and died in hospital. He was attacked at 8pm on Monday, 29, August in Ladbroke Grove under the Westway flyover.
The police need to ‘urgently speak to these men’ about the murder at Notting Hill carnival
Takayo Nembhard, 21, was stabbed at Notting Hill carnival and died four days later in hospital
Met Police are looking for this man in connection to Takayo Nembhard’s murder
Takayo was a rapper living Bristol and visited the Carnival with his sister and friends. A post-mortem examination showed he died from a stab wound to the right groin femoral artery.
The first picture released by Scotland Yard today is of a man wearing a blue t-shirt and a dark blue cap with ‘Yankees’ printed on the back of the cap which is worn sideways.
Takayo’s family said: ‘Takayo’s death has left a painful ache for all who loved him and still love him.
‘He was so looking forward to being a dad and would have made a fabulous one as he came from a strong family unit. His son was born on 9 November and although this should have been a happy occasion, it was bittersweet.
‘Our family, which includes his girlfriend, continue to struggle with coping without him on a daily basis.
‘Our family beg the public to provide any info they may have, be that videos or photos that were taken on 29 August in the Ladbroke Grove area.
‘Please help us to bring Takayo’s killers to justice and therefore some comfort to us knowing he didn’t die in vain.’
A page dedicated to Takayo has been set up where witnesses can upload photos and videos of the incident
So far, four people have been arrested in connection with Takayo’s murder.
A 20-year-old woman [C] was also arrested in Islington on suspicion of assisting an offender.
The 18-year-old man [B] and 20-year-old woman [C] were subsequently bailed pending further enquiries. The 23-year-old man [A] was released under investigation.
A 17-year-old male [D] was arrested in Bristol on Saturday, 22 October on suspicion of the murder and subsequently bailed pending further enquiries.
Detective Inspector Laura Semple, Specialist Crime, said: ‘We are making good progress with our investigation into Takayo’s tragic death which has naturally left his family devastated.
‘However, we still really need the public’s help to identify the men in these images. If can you help or have any information – no matter how small – about Takayo’s murder please come forward.’
A dedicated page has been set up where witnesses can upload photos and videos of the incident.
Information can also be provided by calling the incident room directly on 020 7175 2206 to speak to an officer, by calling 101 or by tweeting @MetCC quoting 7478/29AUG.
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