£20,000 reward to help solve Lewisham pimp murder

News Shopper: Earl Warburton Earl Warburton

A REWARD of £20,000 has been made available to help solve the murder of a Lewisham pimp two years ago.

Earl Warburton - known as Duke - died from multiple injuries after he was assaulted inside his Loampit Hill flat on February 15 2012.

To coincide with the second anniversary of his death, police are offering a £20,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest and prosecution of those responsible for his murder.

Mr Warburton had lived in Lewisham for more than 20 years and was a well-known character in the area. He had run a brothel, advertising locally under the name Madonnas, from his home.

Just a few hours after Valentine's Day ended he was murdered by a number of men who entered his flat and demanded money.

A violent struggle then ensued during which he was fatally assaulted.

Detective Inspector Murphy from the Met's Homicide and Major Crime Command said: "It is now two years since Mr Warburton's death. We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time of the attack and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious.

"We are also keen to speak to anyone who may have worked for him in the weeks or months leading up to his attack.

"We appreciate that given the nature of the business Mr Warburton ran people may be concerned about coming forward. We would like to stress that any information will be treated in the strictest confidence."

Anyone with information should call the incident room on 020 8721 4868 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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1:59pm Thu 13 Feb 14

kentlad says...

Am I missing something here??? this Guy was a pimp do we honestly care who killed him?? I'm sorry but, we all know how pimps recruit their vulnerable women and how they are treated. Personally the £20k reward should be donated to victims effected by these scum bags and towards victims or rape etc.... what a complete joke from our justice system once again!!!!
Am I missing something here??? this Guy was a pimp do we honestly care who killed him?? I'm sorry but, we all know how pimps recruit their vulnerable women and how they are treated. Personally the £20k reward should be donated to victims effected by these scum bags and towards victims or rape etc.... what a complete joke from our justice system once again!!!! kentlad

2:21pm Thu 13 Feb 14

joncook says...

What a waste of £20,000. That money should and could be put to much better use than wasting it on trying to find out who murdered a Pimp! Live by the sword die by the sword.
What a waste of £20,000. That money should and could be put to much better use than wasting it on trying to find out who murdered a Pimp! Live by the sword die by the sword. joncook

2:24pm Thu 13 Feb 14

D.D.S.B says...

You're both idiots
You're both idiots D.D.S.B

2:30pm Thu 13 Feb 14

joncook says...

D.D.S.B wrote:
You're both idiots
Really! And it's not idiotic to think this is a good use of money? What about the victims of this scumbag Pimp? Preying on vulnerable women for his own financial reward! He doesn't deserve a second thought.
[quote][p][bold]D.D.S.B[/bold] wrote: You're both idiots[/p][/quote]Really! And it's not idiotic to think this is a good use of money? What about the victims of this scumbag Pimp? Preying on vulnerable women for his own financial reward! He doesn't deserve a second thought. joncook

3:06pm Thu 13 Feb 14

the wall says...

joncook wrote:
D.D.S.B wrote:
You're both idiots
Really! And it's not idiotic to think this is a good use of money? What about the victims of this scumbag Pimp? Preying on vulnerable women for his own financial reward! He doesn't deserve a second thought.
Ok what he did was wrong, but do you think it's ok to go around murdering people? Where do you draw the line shop lifting / Speeding drivers can we kill them as well?
[quote][p][bold]joncook[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]D.D.S.B[/bold] wrote: You're both idiots[/p][/quote]Really! And it's not idiotic to think this is a good use of money? What about the victims of this scumbag Pimp? Preying on vulnerable women for his own financial reward! He doesn't deserve a second thought.[/p][/quote]Ok what he did was wrong, but do you think it's ok to go around murdering people? Where do you draw the line shop lifting / Speeding drivers can we kill them as well? the wall

3:09pm Thu 13 Feb 14

kentlad says...

D.D.S.B wrote:
You're both idiots
Your more than just an idiot... If you seriously agree with the police offering an award for info on a murder of a pimp haha ask the population of this country and I think you will find most will agree with our comments. Now run along you silly human!!!!
[quote][p][bold]D.D.S.B[/bold] wrote: You're both idiots[/p][/quote]Your more than just an idiot... If you seriously agree with the police offering an award for info on a murder of a pimp haha ask the population of this country and I think you will find most will agree with our comments. Now run along you silly human!!!! kentlad

3:12pm Thu 13 Feb 14

joncook says...

the wall wrote:
joncook wrote:
D.D.S.B wrote:
You're both idiots
Really! And it's not idiotic to think this is a good use of money? What about the victims of this scumbag Pimp? Preying on vulnerable women for his own financial reward! He doesn't deserve a second thought.
Ok what he did was wrong, but do you think it's ok to go around murdering people? Where do you draw the line shop lifting / Speeding drivers can we kill them as well?
I'm not saying that the murder shouldn't be investigated and the culprit brought to justice, they definitely should be. I just think that £20,000 reward for this case is a joke.
[quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]joncook[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]D.D.S.B[/bold] wrote: You're both idiots[/p][/quote]Really! And it's not idiotic to think this is a good use of money? What about the victims of this scumbag Pimp? Preying on vulnerable women for his own financial reward! He doesn't deserve a second thought.[/p][/quote]Ok what he did was wrong, but do you think it's ok to go around murdering people? Where do you draw the line shop lifting / Speeding drivers can we kill them as well?[/p][/quote]I'm not saying that the murder shouldn't be investigated and the culprit brought to justice, they definitely should be. I just think that £20,000 reward for this case is a joke. joncook

3:51pm Thu 13 Feb 14

the wall says...

But the type of people that properly know what happened will slid out from under their stone for this money.
But the type of people that properly know what happened will slid out from under their stone for this money. the wall

3:57pm Thu 13 Feb 14

joncook says...

the wall wrote:
But the type of people that properly know what happened will slid out from under their stone for this money.
And there are a thousand other more crimes where the victim is truly a victim, not mixed up in a criminal world or hurting other people and this money could help to solve those crimes.
[quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: But the type of people that properly know what happened will slid out from under their stone for this money.[/p][/quote]And there are a thousand other more crimes where the victim is truly a victim, not mixed up in a criminal world or hurting other people and this money could help to solve those crimes. joncook

4:28pm Thu 13 Feb 14

sarfflondonbird says...

the wall wrote:
joncook wrote:
D.D.S.B wrote:
You're both idiots
Really! And it's not idiotic to think this is a good use of money? What about the victims of this scumbag Pimp? Preying on vulnerable women for his own financial reward! He doesn't deserve a second thought.
Ok what he did was wrong, but do you think it's ok to go around murdering people? Where do you draw the line shop lifting / Speeding drivers can we kill them as well?
Just read your crass comment to my husband, and he says he considers this an honour killing. ALL drug dealing pimps should be eradicated, and the money given to victim support. He's words - well put.
[quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]joncook[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]D.D.S.B[/bold] wrote: You're both idiots[/p][/quote]Really! And it's not idiotic to think this is a good use of money? What about the victims of this scumbag Pimp? Preying on vulnerable women for his own financial reward! He doesn't deserve a second thought.[/p][/quote]Ok what he did was wrong, but do you think it's ok to go around murdering people? Where do you draw the line shop lifting / Speeding drivers can we kill them as well?[/p][/quote]Just read your crass comment to my husband, and he says he considers this an honour killing. ALL drug dealing pimps should be eradicated, and the money given to victim support. He's words - well put. sarfflondonbird

4:32pm Thu 13 Feb 14

sarfflondonbird says...

the wall wrote:
But the type of people that properly know what happened will slid out from under their stone for this money.
Properly or probably?
slid or slide?
AND YOU HAVE THE AUDACITY TO CRITICISE MY GRAMMER. TUT TUT. pot, kettle, black. You moron.
[quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: But the type of people that properly know what happened will slid out from under their stone for this money.[/p][/quote]Properly or probably? slid or slide? AND YOU HAVE THE AUDACITY TO CRITICISE MY GRAMMER. TUT TUT. pot, kettle, black. You moron. sarfflondonbird

4:34pm Thu 13 Feb 14

sarfflondonbird says...

Properly or probably?
slid or slide?
AND YOU HAVE THE AUDACITY TO CRITICISE MY GRAMMER. TUT TUT. pot, kettle, black. You moron.
Properly or probably? slid or slide? AND YOU HAVE THE AUDACITY TO CRITICISE MY GRAMMER. TUT TUT. pot, kettle, black. You moron. sarfflondonbird

4:55pm Thu 13 Feb 14

the wall says...

sarfflondonbird wrote:
the wall wrote:
But the type of people that properly know what happened will slid out from under their stone for this money.
Properly or probably?
slid or slide?
AND YOU HAVE THE AUDACITY TO CRITICISE MY GRAMMER. TUT TUT. pot, kettle, black. You moron.
I thounght that would bait you out.

I see you posted the same comment twice not very good at the internet are you.

So it's your old man that tells you what to post. LOL
[quote][p][bold]sarfflondonbird[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: But the type of people that properly know what happened will slid out from under their stone for this money.[/p][/quote]Properly or probably? slid or slide? AND YOU HAVE THE AUDACITY TO CRITICISE MY GRAMMER. TUT TUT. pot, kettle, black. You moron.[/p][/quote]I thounght that would bait you out. I see you posted the same comment twice not very good at the internet are you. So it's your old man that tells you what to post. LOL the wall

9:04pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Gypo.Joe says...

sarfflondonbird wrote:
the wall wrote:
joncook wrote:
D.D.S.B wrote:
You're both idiots
Really! And it's not idiotic to think this is a good use of money? What about the victims of this scumbag Pimp? Preying on vulnerable women for his own financial reward! He doesn't deserve a second thought.
Ok what he did was wrong, but do you think it's ok to go around murdering people? Where do you draw the line shop lifting / Speeding drivers can we kill them as well?
Just read your crass comment to my husband, and he says he considers this an honour killing. ALL drug dealing pimps should be eradicated, and the money given to victim support. He's words - well put.
HUSBAND !! F'in husband.

ROFLMAO.

The only man who would go anywhere near you must be blind. Let me guess Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles ( and he's brown bread )??
[quote][p][bold]sarfflondonbird[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]joncook[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]D.D.S.B[/bold] wrote: You're both idiots[/p][/quote]Really! And it's not idiotic to think this is a good use of money? What about the victims of this scumbag Pimp? Preying on vulnerable women for his own financial reward! He doesn't deserve a second thought.[/p][/quote]Ok what he did was wrong, but do you think it's ok to go around murdering people? Where do you draw the line shop lifting / Speeding drivers can we kill them as well?[/p][/quote]Just read your crass comment to my husband, and he says he considers this an honour killing. ALL drug dealing pimps should be eradicated, and the money given to victim support. He's words - well put.[/p][/quote]HUSBAND !! F'in husband. ROFLMAO. The only man who would go anywhere near you must be blind. Let me guess Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles ( and he's brown bread )?? Gypo.Joe

10:39pm Thu 13 Feb 14

sarfflondonbird says...

Gypo.Joe wrote:
sarfflondonbird wrote:
the wall wrote:
joncook wrote:
D.D.S.B wrote:
You're both idiots
Really! And it's not idiotic to think this is a good use of money? What about the victims of this scumbag Pimp? Preying on vulnerable women for his own financial reward! He doesn't deserve a second thought.
Ok what he did was wrong, but do you think it's ok to go around murdering people? Where do you draw the line shop lifting / Speeding drivers can we kill them as well?
Just read your crass comment to my husband, and he says he considers this an honour killing. ALL drug dealing pimps should be eradicated, and the money given to victim support. He's words - well put.
HUSBAND !! F'in husband.

ROFLMAO.

The only man who would go anywhere near you must be blind. Let me guess Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles ( and he's brown bread )??
At least I have a husband. All you seem to have that any reader on here is aware of is a door mat to boot indoors.
[quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sarfflondonbird[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]joncook[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]D.D.S.B[/bold] wrote: You're both idiots[/p][/quote]Really! And it's not idiotic to think this is a good use of money? What about the victims of this scumbag Pimp? Preying on vulnerable women for his own financial reward! He doesn't deserve a second thought.[/p][/quote]Ok what he did was wrong, but do you think it's ok to go around murdering people? Where do you draw the line shop lifting / Speeding drivers can we kill them as well?[/p][/quote]Just read your crass comment to my husband, and he says he considers this an honour killing. ALL drug dealing pimps should be eradicated, and the money given to victim support. He's words - well put.[/p][/quote]HUSBAND !! F'in husband. ROFLMAO. The only man who would go anywhere near you must be blind. Let me guess Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles ( and he's brown bread )??[/p][/quote]At least I have a husband. All you seem to have that any reader on here is aware of is a door mat to boot indoors. sarfflondonbird

10:54pm Thu 13 Feb 14

sarfflondonbird says...

the wall wrote:
sarfflondonbird wrote:
the wall wrote:
But the type of people that properly know what happened will slid out from under their stone for this money.
Properly or probably?
slid or slide?
AND YOU HAVE THE AUDACITY TO CRITICISE MY GRAMMER. TUT TUT. pot, kettle, black. You moron.
I thounght that would bait you out.

I see you posted the same comment twice not very good at the internet are you.

So it's your old man that tells you what to post. LOL
"I thought that would bait you out" what a load of cods. You've been sussed Oh high and mighty one, so think again before y you pull others up about what they've put in their sentences, and yes, that's the problem with some of these website comment sections. When they 'play up' you sometimes are lucky enough to have your comment repeated, especially on the happy shopper shlte here. As for my husband advising me on the comments, this is the first (shocked me too)that he has bothered to make a valid comment, he normally has more important matters to address, that need not concern you.
[quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sarfflondonbird[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: But the type of people that properly know what happened will slid out from under their stone for this money.[/p][/quote]Properly or probably? slid or slide? AND YOU HAVE THE AUDACITY TO CRITICISE MY GRAMMER. TUT TUT. pot, kettle, black. You moron.[/p][/quote]I thounght that would bait you out. I see you posted the same comment twice not very good at the internet are you. So it's your old man that tells you what to post. LOL[/p][/quote]"I thought that would bait you out" what a load of cods. You've been sussed Oh high and mighty one, so think again before y you pull others up about what they've put in their sentences, and yes, that's the problem with some of these website comment sections. When they 'play up' you sometimes are lucky enough to have your comment repeated, especially on the happy shopper shlte here. As for my husband advising me on the comments, this is the first (shocked me too)that he has bothered to make a valid comment, he normally has more important matters to address, that need not concern you. sarfflondonbird

2:21am Fri 14 Feb 14

ISaidThis says...

£20,000?

Hey ho! It's only tax-payers money, innit?
£20,000? Hey ho! It's only tax-payers money, innit? ISaidThis

11:20am Fri 14 Feb 14

Gypo.Joe says...

sarfflondonbird wrote:
Gypo.Joe wrote:
sarfflondonbird wrote:
the wall wrote:
joncook wrote:
D.D.S.B wrote:
You're both idiots
Really! And it's not idiotic to think this is a good use of money? What about the victims of this scumbag Pimp? Preying on vulnerable women for his own financial reward! He doesn't deserve a second thought.
Ok what he did was wrong, but do you think it's ok to go around murdering people? Where do you draw the line shop lifting / Speeding drivers can we kill them as well?
Just read your crass comment to my husband, and he says he considers this an honour killing. ALL drug dealing pimps should be eradicated, and the money given to victim support. He's words - well put.
HUSBAND !! F'in husband.

ROFLMAO.

The only man who would go anywhere near you must be blind. Let me guess Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles ( and he's brown bread )??
At least I have a husband. All you seem to have that any reader on here is aware of is a door mat to boot indoors.
"At least I have a husband"


In your dreams !
[quote][p][bold]sarfflondonbird[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sarfflondonbird[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]joncook[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]D.D.S.B[/bold] wrote: You're both idiots[/p][/quote]Really! And it's not idiotic to think this is a good use of money? What about the victims of this scumbag Pimp? Preying on vulnerable women for his own financial reward! He doesn't deserve a second thought.[/p][/quote]Ok what he did was wrong, but do you think it's ok to go around murdering people? Where do you draw the line shop lifting / Speeding drivers can we kill them as well?[/p][/quote]Just read your crass comment to my husband, and he says he considers this an honour killing. ALL drug dealing pimps should be eradicated, and the money given to victim support. He's words - well put.[/p][/quote]HUSBAND !! F'in husband. ROFLMAO. The only man who would go anywhere near you must be blind. Let me guess Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles ( and he's brown bread )??[/p][/quote]At least I have a husband. All you seem to have that any reader on here is aware of is a door mat to boot indoors.[/p][/quote]"At least I have a husband" In your dreams ! Gypo.Joe

11:21am Fri 14 Feb 14

JoeBlobbs says...

sarfflondonbird wrote:
the wall wrote:
joncook wrote:
D.D.S.B wrote:
You're both idiots
Really! And it's not idiotic to think this is a good use of money? What about the victims of this scumbag Pimp? Preying on vulnerable women for his own financial reward! He doesn't deserve a second thought.
Ok what he did was wrong, but do you think it's ok to go around murdering people? Where do you draw the line shop lifting / Speeding drivers can we kill them as well?
Just read your crass comment to my husband, and he says he considers this an honour killing. ALL drug dealing pimps should be eradicated, and the money given to victim support. He's words - well put.
Totally agree with Mr Sarffy, ley them eradicate each other and save the taxpayer some money. Unfortunately too often innocent people get caught up in their crossfire otherwise im sure many coppers would like to turn a blind eye and concentrate on the crimes where the victims are decent members of society.
What annoys me is the likelihood that whoever trousers that cash will no doubt be involved in some form of criminality, hence the connection. 20k after tax isnt a bad wage for some honest graft. Shame that money isnt spent on putting some kid through police training school instead,
[quote][p][bold]sarfflondonbird[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]joncook[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]D.D.S.B[/bold] wrote: You're both idiots[/p][/quote]Really! And it's not idiotic to think this is a good use of money? What about the victims of this scumbag Pimp? Preying on vulnerable women for his own financial reward! He doesn't deserve a second thought.[/p][/quote]Ok what he did was wrong, but do you think it's ok to go around murdering people? Where do you draw the line shop lifting / Speeding drivers can we kill them as well?[/p][/quote]Just read your crass comment to my husband, and he says he considers this an honour killing. ALL drug dealing pimps should be eradicated, and the money given to victim support. He's words - well put.[/p][/quote]Totally agree with Mr Sarffy, ley them eradicate each other and save the taxpayer some money. Unfortunately too often innocent people get caught up in their crossfire otherwise im sure many coppers would like to turn a blind eye and concentrate on the crimes where the victims are decent members of society. What annoys me is the likelihood that whoever trousers that cash will no doubt be involved in some form of criminality, hence the connection. 20k after tax isnt a bad wage for some honest graft. Shame that money isnt spent on putting some kid through police training school instead, JoeBlobbs

3:31pm Fri 14 Feb 14

ความจริง says...

WTF £20k reward for a former pimp?

More wasted tax payers money....
WTF £20k reward for a former pimp? More wasted tax payers money.... ความจริง

8:41am Fri 21 Feb 14

bobbi beauty says...

no one cares anyway!
no one cares anyway! bobbi beauty

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