Two men questioned after murder in Camden released on bail

Father-of-two Romeo Nkansah died of a single stab wound

Father-of-two Romeo Nkansah died of a single stab wound - Credit: Archant

Two men arrested after a “loving father-of-two” was stabbed to death in Camden have been released on bail.

CCTV image of the women who may have witnessed the murder

CCTV image of the women who may have witnessed the murder - Credit: Archant

A 21-year-old man and 19-year-old man were arrested on Friday on suspicion of the murder of 37-year-old Romeo Nkansah. They have been bailed pending further enquiries to a date in late July.

Mr Nkansah, a Dutch national from Holloway, had been out with two friends in Camden Lock.

They got into an argument with a group of men after chatting to two women in the early hours of Sunday May 29.

The group made their way down Bayham Street and into Greenland Street and at some poin Mr Nkansah was fatally stabbed.

CCTV images released by detectives

CCTV images released by detectives - Credit: Archant

Police and the London Ambulance Service were called at 3.46am and the victim was taken to a central London hospital where he died as a result of his injury an hour later.

A post-mortem examination at St Pancras Mortuary and gave cause of death as a single stab wound.

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Detectives released CCTV images last week of the moments leading up to the murder.

They are still appealing for information and Detective Chief Inspector Jamie Piscopo, who is leading the investigation, said: “I would appeal to those people who were part of either group that Sunday morning to come forward and talk to police. It is clear that you may have vital information about the events that led up to Romeo’s murder and who is responsible.

“There are two women in particular that we believe Romeo was trying to talk to and I would like to speak to them as a matter of urgency.

“This is a really popular and busy area, with a nightlife that runs until the early hours so I know there will be other people who may have seen something that have yet to come forward,” he said

Det Chf Insp Piscopo added: “Romeo was a loving and committed father of two, and a much loved brother and son. I would urge anyone who may have seen something, or knows the identity of Romeo’s murderer to get in touch with us and help us find answers for his family.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8345 3715 or via 101. Alternatively, to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.