Police release photo of Greenwich stab suspect

By Rob Virtue on October 22, 2012 12:04 PM |


A man wanted in connection with a stabbing on a rush-hour train is still on the loose - six months after the attack.

Police have taken the unusual step of releasing a photo of the suspect, Olawale Kolebaje, 19, of Lee Green, in an attempt to catch him.

Two men have already been sentenced over the incident which took place at 6.30pm on a Southeastern train between Deptford and Westcombe Park on April 16.

It saw a 20-year-old stabbed in the thigh and back.

Police have been trying to trace Kolebaje through police intelligence systems but have now asked for help from the public.

Det Sgt Pete Thrush said: "This was a particularly nasty attack which caused the victim to pass out on the platform immediately after the incident. He was then taken to hospital where he received treatment for his injuries.

"I urge the public to take a look at the photograph and get in touch if you have any information about the whereabouts of Mr Kolebaje.

"Frightening offences like this are very rare on the rail network but, when they do occur, are treated with the utmost seriousness."

Anyone with information is asked to call British Transport Police on freefone 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference B4/LSA of 22/10/12 or independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.