Detectives investigating the brutal murder of a teenager who was knifed to death by a gang of men have released a new image as they continue to appeal for witnesses.
Michael Jonas, 17, was chased through Betts Park in southeast London and stabbed by up to six men in a disturbing attack in the capital five years ago.
The teenager was ‘left to die alone’ before finally being discovered hours later on Thursday November 2, 2017. Despite the efforts of paramedics, he would die at the scene.
The Metropolitan Police have now released a new CCTV image from the night in question, appearing to show a man with a backpack on they would like to speak to in connection with their enquiries.
Michael’s murder case remains open after charges were previously dropped in January 2018 owing to a lack of evidence.
The teenager’s parents have also made a fresh appeal for information with his killers still walking free.
His father, Michael Jonas Sr, issued a heartbreaking public appeal: ‘We have lost our son.
‘Michael’s murder – which happened for no apparent reason – left us shattered and it shook the community of Penge. He did not deserve this’.
The Metropolitan Police have now released a new CCTV image from the night Michael Jonas, 17, was chased through Betts Park in southeast London and fatally stabbed by up to six men
The teenager (pictured left and right) was ‘left to die alone’ before finally being discovered seven hours later in the early hours of Thursday, 2 November 2017
Michael’s father continued: ‘We think about Michael every single day and we will not stop until we get justice for him.
‘His killers are still out there and we need your help to find them. We are asking – pleading – with you to come forward if you know anything that could help police catch these violent people.
‘For as long as they are still roaming the streets, they are a danger to others. Next time, it could be your family member or friend. How would you feel? We must not allow this …….