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Man killed by savage stabbing to the head

PUBLISHED: 16:56 11 March 2009 | UPDATED: 16:17 25 August 2010

KILLED: Sunny Eze.

KILLED: Sunny Eze.

RESIDENTS have been rocked by a brutal murder that took place in their quiet neighbourhood.

RESIDENTS have been rocked by a brutal murder that took place in their quiet neighbourhood.

Sunny Eze, 33, died after being stabbed in the head and upper body in a ground-floor flat in Vyvyan House, Campbell Close, Woolwich last Wednesday at 10pm.

Police identified the victim from fingerprint records taken when the Nigerian applied for a visa in Lagos last year.

It is believed a gang forced their way into the flat at approximately 7pm. Great-grandmother June Lassiter, 76, lives opposite the murder scene near Greenwich Memorial Hospital.

Visibly shocked, she said: "I have lived here for a very long time and I have never heard of any murders.

"We have heard of things happening in the woods down there, although we still go there with the dogs and the grandchildren in the day. But I have never heard of anybody being murdered. It is awful."

Police are clueless as to whether Mr Eze was the occupant of the flat or a visitor and are appealing for anyone who knew him to come forward.

At the time of going to press they hadn't managed to trace any members of his family and enquiries were being carried out in Nigeria.

Those who made the two emergency phone calls on the night he was murdered have yet to come forward. The first call was made by a man from a phone box at the junction of Woolwich Common and Nightingale Place at 7.51pm.

He told the operator about a fight on Morden Road, which doesn't exist, and hung up saying he was going to check the spelling but never did.

At 10.17pm another man called from a public phone outside the Arsenal café in Plumstead Road, where a woman is believed to have been with him.

Police are still looking for the two men who were seen in the area on the night of the murder.

The first is black, approximately 6ft, of medium build and in his early 20s. He had short afro hair and wore jeans and a dark jacket.

The second man was also black, approximately 6ft, of medium build, wearing a light grey coat and a grey woollen 'beanie' hat pulled down.

Anyone with information should call 020 8721 4805 or to remain anonymous Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

marina.soteriou@archant.co.uk

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