Police open double murder inquiry and appeal for help finding Lee Peacock

A man and woman found dead from knife injuries at separate addresses

Saturday, 21st August 2021

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Have you seen Lee Peacock?

DETECTIVES investigating a double murder are urgently trying to trace a man called Lee Peacock.

An image of the 49-year-old was being circulated by police as an inquiry began into the death of a man and a woman at separate addresses.

Detective Chief Inspector Wayne Jolley, the lead investigator said: “I would urge anybody that knows the whereabouts of Lee Peacock to contact police immediately by calling 999.

“If seen, we would urge the public not to approach him, but contact police as soon as possible.”

Police found a 45-year-old woman dead from a knife injury at a property Ashbridge Street, Lisson Grove, on Thursday evening. Then in the early hours of yesterday (Friday), a man, 59, was discovered dead – also from a knife wound – at an address in Jerome Crescent.

There has been no arrests so far.

DCI Jolley, said: “Firstly, our thoughts are with the families of the victims. We can only begin to imagine what they are going through.

“At this early stage we are retaining an open mind concerning motive, but at this stage we are treating these crimes as linked.

“We are very keen to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious around Ashbridge Street, or Jerome Crescent overnight. No matter how small or insignificant you think your information might be, please do get in touch.”

Police commander for Westminster, Detective Chief Superintendent Owain Richards, said: “We know that local residents will be shocked and troubled by this news.

“Crime scenes are in place in Ashbridge Street and Jerome Crescent and additional police resources and patrols have been deployed throughout the area to provide local reassurance.

“Anyone who has concerns is encouraged to approach patrol officers. To pass on information please call 101.”

Anyone who saw anything suspicious should call 101, giving the reference 7227/19AUG.

Information can also be provided 100% anonymously to Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.

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