Police have issued a new appeal and have now released new CCTV of the vehicle that are believed to have been driven by the murderers of Calvin Bungisa to flee the scene into Kentish Town.
Police say that a call was made to police at approximately 8:30pm on Monday, 1 April to report of a stabbing in Grafton Road at the junction with Vicar’s Road, NW5. Officers and members of London Ambulance Service found a 22-year-old with multiple stab injuries. He was then pronounced dead at the scene at 9:01pm and a murder investigation was launched.
A news.met.police.uk release states – ‘Detectives believe that several male suspects ran out of Vicar’s Road and chased Calvin down Grafton Road before fatally attacking him. The suspects then ran back into Vicar’s Road and got into a dark coloured VW Bora to escape, which drove off in the direction of Weedington Road.’
‘Hours later officer’s found the car burnt out in Court Gardens. The car continues to be forensically examined.’
The three new CCTV clips that have now been released illustrate three different scenes from that incident, each featuring the car. The first clip shows the dark coloured VW Bora driving along Grafton Road, close to the scene of murder, the second clip shows the car fleeing the scene at speed and dangerously driving through a red traffic light. The third clip was taken hours later as the vehicle was driven to Court Gardens where it was to be burnt out.
Detective Chief Inspector Mark Cranwell who is the lead investigator said: “Irrespective of the time lapse we are no less committed to establishing the facts and finding those callous killers who deprived Calvin of his life and took him away from his loving family.
“At the start of this investigation the community were excellent in helping us to pull together the events that led to the murder. However, naturally, with time, the flow of information is dwindling and we still have much work to do.
“We hope the CCTV clips may remind someone of the events that evening and encourage them to come forward, if not direct to police, then anonymously through Crimestoppers. No matter how insignificant you may think the information is, it could help us bring these killers to justice, give some peace to a grieving family and make a community safer.
“Sadly there remains the possibility that Calvin’s murder was gang related and if so, there is a good chance that there are a number of people who will know what happened that night, and more importantly, who is responsible.
“Specifically there were a group of young men who we know were with Calvin prior to his murder and we would very much like to speak with them. If you knew Calvin or if he was your friend, please consider doing the right thing. His mother, sister, brothers and grandmother, are grieving and need to know why he was killed.
“Remember, you can pass information anonymously if you do not want to speak directly to us, Crimestoppers are independent of Police, and will make sure we are updated with what could be vital information to protecting a community.
“There is a current Crimestoppers reward of up to £10,000 for information leading to the conviction of Calvin’s murderers”.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Incident Room on 020 8721 4054 or call police on 101 quoting CAD7273/1Apr. Alternatively, to remain anonymous call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 – they will not ask your name or trace your call.