Camden Town stabbing: CCTV shows women who may hold ‘vital information’ about killing of Romeo Nkansah

PUBLISHED: 13:15 02 June 2016 | UPDATED: 10:17 03 June 2016

Father-of-two Romeo Nkansah died of a single stab wound

Father-of-two Romeo Nkansah died of a single stab wound


CCTV released today by police shows the moment before a Holloway man was fatally stabbed on a night out – and shows a group of women who may hold “vital information” about his death.

CCTV image of the women who may have witnessed the murder CCTV image of the women who may have witnessed the murder

Dutchman Romeo Nkansah, 37, was stabbed minutes after he and his friends started talking to a group of women in Greenland Road, Camden Town.

Detectives said an argument broke out between Mr Nkansah and a group of men who were friends with the women as they walked along Greenland Street at about 3.30am on Sunday, leading to the attack.

Police and ambulance workers were called and Mr Nkansah was taken to hopsital, where he died an hour later.

Detectives have released CCTV images of the moments before and after the murder and appealed for the women and other members of the group to come forward.

CCTV footage of two women detectives want to identify CCTV footage of two women detectives want to identify

Det Ch Insp Jamie Piscopo, leading the investigation, said: “I would appeal to those people who were part of either group that Sunday morning to come forward and talk to police.

“It is clear that you may have vital information about the events that led up to Romeo’s murder and who is responsible.

“There are two women in particular that we believe Romeo was trying to talk to and I would like to speak to them as a matter of urgency.

“If you are one of those shown in the images or know who is, please get in touch.”

CCTV images released by detectives CCTV images released by detectives

Mr Nkansah, who lived in Holloway, was today described by detectives as “a loving and committed father-of-two and a much-loved brother and son.”

His family were being comforted by family liaison officers.

A post-mortem examination on Tuesday at St Pancras’ Mortuary found he died of a single stab wound.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8345 3715 or via 101. Alternatively, to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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