Anniversary appeal in Brockley shooting

Matthew Clement was shot dead in May last year

The Metropolitan Police have made a fresh appeal for witnesses to a fatal shooting in Brockley a year ago today.

Matthew Clement, 23 was found with gunshot wounds to the chest and back in Howson Road just after 2.00am on 30 May 2010.

Clements was treated by the London Ambulance Service, but was pronounced dead at the scene. The murder took place just yards from Brockley police station.

Detectives from Operation Trident, which probe gun related shootings in the capital, have been investigating the death for the past year. Four people were arrested and have since been bailed in connection with the incident, described by The Met as a “planned attack”.

Detective Chief Inspector Neil Hutchinson, who is leading the investigation said:

We believe that there are people out there who saw what happened or who know who did this. We are still appealing to these people to come forward, speak to police and give Matthew’s family a chance at getting some justice for losing their loved one.

Sullivan Clement, Matthew’s Father, appealed for witnesses to come forward to help the Police “protect the community”. He said:

That person killed once and they could do it again. I am not speaking for myself alone. I am talking for the public – we all have sons and daughters in the community.

A reward of £20,000 has been made available for anyone that can provide information leading to the identification, arrest and prosecution of those involved.

If you have any information about this crime you can call the incident room on 020 8247 4553. Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Leave a Reply