Today, Thursday 12 February, is the fourth anniversary of the murder of Greenwich University student Samuel Guidera.
At just before 10pm on Saturday, 12 February 2011, Samuel was found collapsed in the street at Bailey Place on the junction with Newlands Park, SE26 - approximately 200 metres from Penge East station.
He had been stabbed in the heart and his wallet was stolen from him. He died in hospital later that night.
Samuel was a student of history and politics. On the night he was killed he had spent the day watching football with friends.
Today, Thursday, 12 February, the detective leading the investigation revealed for the first time a mystery telephone number that was inputted into Samuel’s phone, moments before he was murdered.
Detective Chief Inspector Chris Jones and his team are working on a theory that Samuel’s killer or killers may have got his attention on the pretext they wanted to use his mobile telephone.
DCI Jones, said: “Samuel travelled on the 9.17pm train from Bickley to Penge East, arriving just after 9.30pm. He crossed the footbridge over the railway to the Newlands Park exit en route to meet his girlfriend.
“He was last seen at the bus stop opposite Bailey Place at about 9.40pm.
“At 9.48pm Samuel’s phone was used to dial 0740 477 6433, a number which is not connected to Samuel or anyone he knew. Seconds later Samuel tried to call 999 but dialed 9999 and the call did not connect.
“We have made extensive enquiries about the mystery telephone number and have established that it belongs to Lyca Mobile and is a Pay-As-You-Go Sim card which has never been activated.
“I would be very interested to speak to anyone who has any information, no matter how small about this number specifically.
“I would also like to hear from anyone who previous had or still has a Lyca Mobile SIM which has a similar number but perhaps the last few digits differed?
DCI Jones, continued: “I believe the answer to this murder lies locally in and around the Penge area. I would appeal to anyone who knows anything about the incident to contact us. Four years is a long time for Samuel’s family and friends to wait for justice and it is also long enough for alliances to change. Someone out there has information which can help us to identify Samuel’s attackers and I would appeal to them to contact the police.”
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