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Police appeal for information on five-year-old murder

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Murder victim: Jahkobi Smith was stabbed to death five years ago (File photograph)

Police are making a fresh appeal for witnesses to help them solve a murder that took place five years ago.

Jahkobi Smith was fatally stabbed at the West End Sailboat Club in Sandys on July 29, 2017.

The stabbing took place at about 7.15pm when there was a wake being held for the late Jahcari Francis at the time.

Police and EMTs gave first aid to Mr Smith at the scene, but he was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.

Detectives are interested in speaking to anyone who may have seen something or heard something, particularly if they were at the boat club or in the general vicinity, around the time of the incident.

Anyone who may have information is urged to contact Detective Sergeant Dean Martin of the Serious Crime Unit on 717 2074 or 247 1739.

Sergeant Martin said: “There is someone out there who knows the person or persons responsible for Mr Smith’s death. We urge you to come forward and speak with us.

“You have the option of remaining anonymous by using the Crime Stoppers number or speaking to an officer you may know.

“Remember, that with the assistance of the public, we have been able to solve a number of recent serious crimes or have been provided information which has allowed us to make significant progress with investigations into historical crimes.

“If you have any information on the murder of Jahkoby Smith, please, reach out to us.”

Information can be given to Crime Stoppers by dialling 800 8477. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and callers will not go to court.

Flashback: police at the West End Sailboat Club, following the fatal stabbing of Jahkobi Smith in 2017 (File photograph)