14 year old killed outside Sainsbury’s

Tributes to Kevin Ssali, 14, killed at bus stop outside Lee Sainsbury's

Tragic sight this morning doing the shopping.

Tributes to Kevin Ssali, 14, killed at bus stop outside Lee Sainsbury's - wide view

UPDATED: Please note that this story is from September 16th, and is referring to Saturday September 15th.
From BBC News: Lee stabbing: Kevin Ssali, 14, killed at bus stop

A 14-year-old boy, who had been missing since July, has been stabbed to death in south-east London.
Kevin Ssali, of Whitworth Road in South Norwood, was attacked after he got off a route 202 bus in Lee.
Police and paramedics were called to Burnt Ash Road at about 21:45 BST on Saturday where they found him with multiple stab wounds.
Three teenage males have been arrested on suspicion of murder, police said.

8 minutes walk away, on the 202 route, Jimmy Mizen was killed in 2008 in a bakery.

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7 responses to “14 year old killed outside Sainsbury’s

  1. The Blackheath Bugle on Monday Oct. 1: “Police and paramedics were called to Burnt Ash Road at about 21:45 BST on Saturday where they found him with multiple stab wounds’”:
    ___________________

    Not on Saturday they weren’t and didn’t.
    The killing happened over two weeks ago, on Saturday Sept. 15.

    But you’re doing better than Darryl over on his 853 blog, Mr. ‘Orn. Days after the killing occurred Darryl kissed off this latest slaughter on our streets in less than a line.

    According to Darryl it’s wrong to typify this area comprising Woolwich and its hinterland as one of crime and violent “death death death” as did another local news source, the News Shopper.

    I don’t think the News Shopper is scaremongering. To hell with what the police say about crime going down. It’s only been “going down” because the authorities have massaged the raw figures in recent years and invented new categories to spread them around in more thinly to show a “fall”.

    • Sorry -been out of the country for a couple of weeks, just getting back up to speed. I don’t think the News Hopper is scaremongering either. South East London is a fairly dangerous place to be if you’re a fourteen year old school boy.

  2. Clare

    Just what exactly is the point of this post? It’s weeks out of date and just serves to scaremonger.

    Care to elaborate on your statement that south east London is a dangerous place if you’re a 14 year old boy? Utter tosh!

    • It’s relevant because there are hundreds of cards & flowers outside the supermarket nearest to Blackheath, where a young boy was stabbed. It’s out of date by a couple of weeks because I was out of the country. I don’t think it’s scaremongering. It happens. It happened outside Sainsbury’s.

  3. I’m aware that “it happens”, but I stand by my point that this particular post doesn’t add anything of value, it’s just rehashing the news for the sake of it. You were out of the country, you missed it so just let it be.

    If you wanted to write about it there are plenty of angles you could have taken that did more than just revisit a two week old news story. I’m sure you’ve already read the post on 853, and the excellent discussion in the comments on that, and Transpontine also has a thoughtful and insightful post on the same subject, so it can be done with a bit of effort.

    I take it you haven’t given any more evidence that south east London is a dangerous place to be for a 14 year old boy because you don’t have that evidence?

  4. New moves by police in New York to tackle teen-on-teen violence there fueled by nothing more than traded insults look to have possible bearing on this latest killing on our own Blackheath doorstep.

    The Guardian newspaper reports today Oct. 3:
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct/02/nypd-gang-unit-social-media?newsfeed=true

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