Police renew appeal for information regarding 2007 Valentine’s Day murder of Billy Cox

Police investigating the Valentine’s Day murder of 15-year-old Billy Cox in Clapham have released a CCTV image as their search for information continues 12 years on.

Billy died of a gunshot wound to the chest, and was found heavily bleeding on his bedroom floor by his then 13-year-old sister. His killer has never been found.

There were no signs of forced entry to their home, making it possible that Billy knew his killer.

Billy’s mother Arporn Cox, said: “My family and I are still seeking justice for an incident that has torn apart our lives 12 years ago. We continue to live everyday with the pain of Billy no longer being with us, and that his father passed away with a broken heart in not receiving justice for his son.

“It causes untold grief when I consider Billy’s last moments and the fact that my precious son, my first born child was so brutally murdered in our home, which should have been his place of safety.

“It also concerns me heavily to know his killer/s is still out there among our communities. I pray that someone has the courage and strength to come forward to the police to help my family find some peace in all this sadness.”

Police have released a still CCTV image taken at 2.55pm on 14 February 2007 on Landor Road in Clapham, of two males walking with Billy into Fenwick Place, close to the time of the murder. Police believe they know the identity of the male in the middle, but the second male – furthest from the road and carrying a white bag – remains unidentified.

Officers are urging the second male to come forward to assist them with their enquiries. He may hold vital information that may assist officers in bringing justice to Billy’s family.

Detective Chief Inspector Sarah McConnell, said: “Although 12 years has lapsed following Billy’s terrible murder, this investigation remains ongoing for the Met. The passage of time in no way diminishes the seriousness of this awful crime or the pain caused to Billy’s family and friends with the loss of his young life.

“It is possible that with the length of time that has passed, allegiances and people’s views may have changed. Upon reflection, someone may wish to come forward with information that will help us solve this murder, serve justice to those responsible and bring some peace to his family.”

With information call 020 8785 8267 or via 101 or @MetCC, or anonymously through Crimestoppers charity line on 0800 555 111 or online.

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