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Danny Pearce murder: New appeal four months after Jordan Bailey-Mascoll, of Dartford, jailed

By Ed McConnell

Detectives investigating the murder of a man for his Rolex watch have issued a fresh appeal for information.

In July Jordan Bailey-Mascoll, of The Brent, Dartford, was jailed for a minimum of 35 years for Danny Pearce's murder.

Father-of-one Mr Pearce, 31, was chased, stabbed and shot at after two men on a moped targeted him in Greenwich in July 2017.

Danny Pearce was murdered in Greenwich in July 2017
Danny Pearce was murdered in Greenwich in July 2017

The "prolonged" and "horrendous" attack saw Mr Pearce set upon as he was walking with his girlfriend and two friends to a parked car in King William Walk.

They had all left Oliver's Jazz Club, in Nevada Street, on Saturday, July 15, when at 12.15am two men confronted Mr Pearce.

They demanded his watch and when he refused he was chased and trapped by the suspects who repeatedly stabbed him as he lay defenceless. The whole attack was witnessed by his terrified friends and partner.

Mr Pearce, who has a five-year-old daughter, was pronounced dead at the scene shortly afterwards.

Jordan Bailey-Mascoll, 25, was jailed for a minimum of 35 years
Jordan Bailey-Mascoll, 25, was jailed for a minimum of 35 years

Bailey-Mascoll, 25, was identified as the pillion passenger seen on CCTV raising his arm to point at Mr Pearce, alerting his accomplice.

Moments after he refused to surrender his £5,000 Rolex, Bailey-Mascoll produced a large knife and began chasing him, while the second man shot in his direction.

A post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as multiple stab wounds, but police also found gunshot grazing and evidence of at least four shots fired at Mr Pearce as he attempted to flee.

A 21-year-old man arrested in connection with the murder, remains released under investigation.

Officers are seeking to hear from anyone with information about the rider of the moped in the CCTV footage released.

CCTV of the suspects on a moped (3176693)
CCTV of the suspects on a moped (3176693)

Mr Pearce's Mother, Jan Pearce, 63, said: "Justice will not be done until both of the men who callously and mercilessly targeted my son are behind bars where they belong. This second individual has played a full role in what took place. He helped pick out Danny at the start and shot at him as he ran for his life.

"We need to get this murderer off the street - who knows who will be next and then another family will go through the same devastation as us.

"I don't want another mum to go through this agony. I need to know both of those responsible will be locked up for a very long time.

"If you have information regarding the second man involved, do the decent thing and call police. Also if you know where Danny's watch is or have seen it advertised for sale, get in touch. Danny’s young daughter is growing up without a dad, the least she deserves is justice for what happened to her and the future she was robbed of with her father."

The Rolex stolen during the murder (5835069)
The Rolex stolen during the murder (5835069)

Investigating officer Detective Inspector Jo Sidaway added: "Although one man has been convicted, we know two men carried out this despicable attack. We will not rest until they have been brought to justice and are carrying out a number of detailed and painstaking enquiries.

"The level of violence used against Danny was truly horrendous and the length of time over which they carried out the attack - up to two minutes - marks it out as the most sustained random stabbing attack I've seen in my 26 years in the police service.

"We are still very keen to trace the stolen watch. The model was a Silver Rolex Datejust 2 2017, worth around £5,000.

"Do you work in a shop perhaps and remember seeing such an item offered for sale? Or maybe you bought such a watch in good faith from an internet dealer? It is an important part of this investigation, which remains ongoing."

CCTV shows Bailey-Mascoll (rear) and his accomplice picking out Danny Pearce

If you can help, please contact police via 101 or on the dedicated incident room number of 020 8721 4005. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or tweet police via @MetCC.

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