Police treating teen death in Brockley as murder

Pic: Flowers left at the seen of teen's death in Brockley. Credit: Sebastian Kettley

Pic: Flowers left at the scene of teen’s death in Brockley. Credit: Sebastian Kettley

Police are treating the death of a teenager in Brockley as murder, after the car he was travelling in was hit by a lump of concrete.

Naseem Galleze, 17, a student from Bromley died in hospital after being airlifted from the scene on September 26.

The mint green Vauxhall Corsa, which Galleze was travelling in collided with a lamppost on St Norbert Road after the car’s windshield was smashed with a concrete block on the Turnham Estate in Brockley.

Four men were reportedly seen running away from the crash shortly after.

Detective Chief Inspector Noel McHugh said: “Firstly I would like to hear from anyone who saw the mint green Vauxhall Corsa, on the Turnham Estate prior to the collision.”

“Several people rushed to help Naseem and there are some who have yet to speak with police. We know the incident was also witnessed by other passers-by and residents in the area and again, we would encourage anyone who saw anything or has any information to come forward.”

Galleze was travelling with two other people who suffered minor injuries.

A post-mortem on September 27 found that Galleze died from injuries caused by the crash.

Galleze’s father Hakim said: “I am numb with pain. Every time my phone rings or there’s knock at the door, I pray it is Naseem. Our beloved Naseem’s life has been brutally ended and my family are devastated.

“Take a look at the car where my son died and you know there’s only one thing to do for Naseem and our family. Please assist the police.”

Police arrested four men on September 27, aged 19, 20, 21, 23, who have since been released on bail.

Two more men were arrested on September 29, aged 19 and 22, and remain in police custody.

McHugh said: “Please do not assume that we already have the important information that you hold.”

Anyone who can help should contact the incident room on 020 8785 8099 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The Telegraph Hill Safer Neighbourhood Team can be contacted on 020 8721 2722.

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