Reward of £20,000 in Daniel Duke murder investigation

Detectives investigating the murder of 22-year-old Daniel Duke in Alberta Street, Walworth in 2009, are offering a substantial reward of up to £20,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and prosecution of the person(s) responsible.

At about 18:45hrs on 2nd November 2009, Daniel of Southwark Street, SE1 was speaking to a man in Alberta Street when he was shot. Witnesses heard footsteps approaching just prior to the shooting, and saw a Silver Ford Mondeo speed away immediately after.

The Mondeo was later found burnt out in Peckham. Despite his injuries Daniel made a 999 call on his mobile and told the operator he had been shot. He staggered a short distance and banged on the front door of a nearby house, collapsing in the stranger’s hallway.

Daniel died in hospital in the early hours of 3rd November.

Detective Chief Inspector John Crossley, Trident, said: “We are now 20 months on from Daniel’s murder and his family has received no justice. Our investigation continues and we need more information and more people to come forward and tell us anything which may help us to find Daniel’s killer(s).

“I believe people in this area know why Daniel was shot and who is responsible. Without this information Daniel’s killer(s) are still at large. I would also like to reassure anyone concerned about contacting the police that Trident has great expertise in protecting witnesses and there are a huge variety of measures that can be put in place to protect you should this be required.”

Detectives would also like the public’s help in identifying and eliminating two men from the investigation. CCTV captured two men at a petrol station in Camberwell shortly after 20:00hrs on the night Daniel was shot. The men arrived on foot and purchased a quantity of petrol in a green canister.

Anyone with any information should call the Incident Room on 020 8733 4212; if you wish to remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.