Over a decade after his death, police have released a new public appeal in their investigation into the murder of Daniel Duke in south east London.

The new appeal from officers with the Met Police joins a special segment airing on the BBC's Crimewatch programme on Monday (March 22) that highlights the case.

Police said they were "as committed as ever" to find whoever was responsible for Daniel's death.

Daniel was fatally shot three times on Alberta Street in Kennington, around 6.45pm on Monday, 2 November 2009.

Despite his injuries, Daniel managed to call 999 and tell the operator he had been shot.

He staggered a short distance and banged on the front door of a nearby house before collapsing; he died in hospital early the following morning.

The murder remains unsolved, and is being investigated by the Met’s Specialist Casework Team, part of Central Specialist Crime.

"It has been over a decade now since Daniel was brutally murdered but we remain committed as ever to finding his killer," DS Susan Stansfield, who leads the investigation, said.

"His untimely death has left his family utterly devastated and with no answers about who shot Daniel and why, their grieving and sense of loss remains," she added.

Two men, both aged 21, were found not guilty of Daniel’s murder in November 2010 after a trial at the Old Bailey.

Also in November 2010, an 18-year-old man was convicted of possession of a firearm (the gun used to kill Daniel) and ammunition, and sentenced to three-and-a-half years in custody.

Speaking previously on the anniversary of Daniel's death, his mother Khadija Samuels described her family's "nightmare" on learning he had been fatally shot on November 2, 2009.

"Our nightmare began when we arrived at the hospital on the evening of 2nd November 2009 and the early hours of 3rd November being told by the doctors they could not save Daniel.

"It is been over 11 years since we lost Daniel. During these 11 years I have lost friends and family because they did not recognise my grief.

"Coping with Daniel’s death meant changing my name, undergoing operable cancer surgery, ageing quickly and my body failing me. Living a double life, people who know me now and those who knew me prior to the murder.


"I have tried to be strong for our family, my boys and friends but I’m crying on the inside. Daniel was kind, always thoughtful and loyal and he had an extremely close bond with his siblings. Sadly we could not save him from his killers," she said.


"I remember Daniel as a baby and his first day at school but his adolescent years are a blur.

"Tiredness from lack of sleep is normal and it now explains to me 11 years on why bereaved parents always look so tired.

"Daniel was loved so much. Seeing him during identification behind the glass screen, he looked very different and this was my first experience of seeing someone who had died. My son was not coming back home.

"Our family has never been the same, we have been through this trauma together, the pain together and will be together when the killers are caught and prosecuted for this crime.

"Please help us to find and convict Daniels killers," she added.

To provide information, please call 101 quoting Operation Traxler.

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