Detectives investigating the murder of Harry Pitman have released images of two people they are keen to identify and speak with.
Detective Chief Inspector Geoff Grogan, who is leading the investigation, said: “We are working at pace to identify and speak to everyone in the immediate vicinity of the murder, and to that end, I have issued two images and am asking anyone who can name the people pictured to get in touch.
“Similarly, if you see yourself pictured, please contact us without delay. It may be that you have information that could help us, or that we can eliminate you from our enquiries.
“Harry’s family is devastated. He was a vibrant young man who should have had his life ahead of him. We continue to support them as they struggle to come to terms with their loss.”
On the evening of 31 December 2023, Harry had been with a group of friends near the viewing platform on Primrose Hill where they had gathered to watch the New Year fireworks.
Shortly before 23:40hrs, Harry had been involved in a fight with another male that ended with the stab wound that took his life.
DCI Grogan added: “Our enquiries so far have established that there was no racial or gang element to this incident, it appears to have been a spontaneous fight between two people who didn’t know each other, that quickly escalated to extreme violence.
“Despite having made three arrests, I am still very keen to hear from anyone who has footage or information that could assist our investigation, particularly if you can name any of the people in the images.
“I would also like to thank everyone who has come forward so far, the response from the public has been exceptional. Please continue to come forward if you can help.”
Three people arrested in connection with the murder – [A] 16, [B] 15 and [C] 18 – have been released on bail pending further enquiries.
If you have information please call the investigation team direct on 020 8785 8099, on 101 or Tweet on ‘X’ @MetCC.
You can also share information online.
To remain 100% anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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