THE police officer leading the investigation into the murder of teenager Jimmy Mizen says it is progressing well.

Jimmy, 16, of Dallinger Road, Lee, was killed in an unprovoked attack in the Three Cooks bakery near his home at 11.50am on Saturday (May 10).

Detective Chief Inspector Cliff Lyons said: "CCTV footage has been gathered from the surrounding area and we have also been conducting house-to-house inquiries.

"A thorough forensic examination is ongoing and significant material has been recovered from the scene.

"We have also spoken to a number of important witnesses, but believe there are still people out there who saw the incident or events which led up to it because the area would have been busy at that time of day.

"It is to these people I am appealing to. You may feel what you saw was of little consequence, but I ask you to call our incident room on 020 8721 4205 and let us make that judgment."

He added: "I would like to stress this incident is not being linked to any ongoing police investigation. Neither does it have any racial or gang element."