Bermondsey stabbing victims named by the Met Police after four killings in the capital

The family of all the deceased have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers

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The Met Police have named the victims of a quadruple killing in Bermondsey, London.

The family of all the deceased have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

The inquiry follows a call to police at 01:42hrs on Monday, 25 April that reported a disturbance at a residential address on Delaford Road.

Officers forced entry into the premises after nobody reported to the door, sparking concern over the welfare of those inside the property.

Inside they found four people, three women and a man, who had been stabbed.

Despite the best efforts of the paramedics and the police officers, all four were pronounced dead on the scene.

Officers forced entry into the premises after quickly becoming concerned about the welfare of those inside.
Officers forced entry into the premises after quickly becoming concerned about the welfare of those inside.

Inside they found four people, three women and a man, who had been stabbed.

The victims have been named as Denton Burke, 58 and his partner Dolet Hill, 64, lived together on Delaford Road in Southwark.

Tanysha (aka Rachquel) Ofori-Akuffo, 45, who is Dolet Hill’s daughter and lived in Kennington, Southwark.

Samantha Drummonds, 27, who is Tanysha’s daughter and lived in Forest Hill, Lewisham.

Despite the best efforts of the paramedics and the police officers, all four were pronounced dead on the scene.

A 28-year-old man was also found on the scene, and officers set about using a taser in order to detain the individual, before arresting him on suspicion of murder.

A 28-year-old man was arrested on the scene.
A 28-year-old man was arrested on the scene.

He remains under arrest while in hospital being treated, While also in a stable condition.

Special post-mortem examinations have been arranged for Tuesday, 26 April and Wednesday, 27 April after which formal identification is due to take place.

Detective Chief Inspector Linda Bradley, who leads the investigation, said: “This was a truly horrific incident and I fully recognise that the distress for the family and the community will be overwhelming.

Investigations are continuing into the killings.
Investigations are continuing into the killings.

We are conducting a thorough and detailed investigation into the facts and we are appealing to anyone who can assist with any information to come forward.

If you know anything or saw anything that you think might help us piece together the events which led to this, then do not hesitate, please call police. You can also call Crimestoppers if you do not want to give your name.

“We deeply appreciate all the help we have already received from local people and I would like to thank them for their patience and support in what is likely to be a protracted inquiry.

We are moving as fast we can at the scene, but we need to ensure we uncover all the facts and secure every bit of necessary evidence and this may understandably take some time.

We are aware that we have family, friends and a community that are all asking questions, we are determined to give them the answers they deserve as soon as possible".

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Please quote CAD 406/25APR.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.