Dean Pascal-Modeste, 21, from Barking, stabbed to death in Lewisham

Stabbing victim Dean Anthony Pascale-Modeste. Picture courtesy of Metropolitan Police.

Stabbing victim Dean Anthony Pascale-Modeste. Picture courtesy of Metropolitan Police. - Credit: Archant

A young man who was stabbed to death days before his 22nd birthday has been formally identified.

Dean Anthony Pascal-Modeste, from Barking, was pronounced dead at the scene after being attacked in Lewisham on Friday.

Police were called shortly before 3.45pm on Friday to reports of a man believed to be in possession of a firearm in Lambscroft Avenue, Mottingham.

On arrival, paramedics were directed to nearby Charlesfield where they gave Dean emergency first aid but were unable to save him.

A post mortem confirmed that the 21-year-old, a former student at Rokeby School in Canning Town, died from multiple stab wounds.

Since his death, friends and family have rallied round to raise nearly £2,000 towards Dean’s funeral costs.

Cousin Sam Cawdron, who started the crowdfunder, writes: “Dean loved his family [and was] also happy, always smiling, he was loving, caring and loyal to all the people he loved.

Most Read

“I’m raising money to help take some of the stress from Dean immediate family, Dean was loved by all who knew him so let’s give him a funeral he deserves.”

Four men aged 19, 18, 16 and 20 were arrested close to the scene on suspicion of murder. They were taken to south London police stations and have since been bailed pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information, or who witnessed the assault, is asked to contact detectives on 020 8721 4812 or on 101.

Did you know Dean? Email phoebe.cooke@archant.co.uk with photos and tributes or call the newsdesk on 0208 477 3886. Visit gofundme.com/3ftqunk to donate towards the funeral.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter