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Reward offered 2 years after Valentine's Day murder: South Norwood, SE25

Date of Incident: 14/02/2012

Posted on: February 14th, 2012 by 2049

Detectives investigating the murder of Mark Corcoran on 14 February 2010 are reiterating their appeals for information two years on.

A reward of up to £20,000 is available for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person(s) responsible for the murder of Mark Corcoran on Valentine's day.

Mark Corcoran, aged 26 (dob 26.5.83), from Croydon had stumbled into the Subitha Food and Wine shop on Whitehorse Lane, SE25 asking for help, shortly before he collapsed.

It was approx 20:20hrs on Sunday, 14 February, and there had just been an FA Cup football match (Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa) at the Selhurst Park Football stadium nearby.

Police and London Ambulance Service were called but Mark was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post-mortem examination at Croydon Mortuary on Monday 15 February gave cause of death as a stab wound to the chest.

Police believe that Mark was stabbed within approximately 100 yards of the shop and had managed to stumble towards the shop to ask for help.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who may have seen or spoken with Mark that night.

They would also like to hear from anyone who was in the area of the Crystal Palace football ground, particularly after 19:30hrs, who may have seen or heard anything.

An incident room was opened at Lewisham under Detective Chief Inspector Cliff Lyons (Homicide and Serious Crime Command).

Detective Chief Insp Lyons said:

"It has been two years since Mark was fatally stabbed and I am urging anyone who was in the area that night who may have seen or heard anything to come forward.

"Mark was wearing a distinctive black and white stripy top and would have struggled to walk the 100 yards to the shop.

"Many people were around that evening, either out celebrating Valentine's Day or at the football match and it is possible that they may have seen Mark.

"I would like to hear from these people no matter how insignificant their information may seem as it may assist us with finding out what happened."

Detectives will be at the murder scene between 2000hrs and 2200hrs on 14 February 2012 appealing for information and handing out leaflets.

They will be joined by Mark's family who will be assisting with the appeal.

Any witnesses or anyone with information should call the incident room on 020 8721 4961.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Contact Details

Division/Station: Lewisham Homicide and Serious Crime Command

Name: Cliff Lyons

Telephone: 020 8721 4961 or 101

Incident Location


Whitehorse Lane
South Norwood

South East Londo

The location of the incident marked on this map is approximate