New train station CCTV images of suspect in double murder investigation

New CCTV images have been issued of a man wanted in connection with two murders in Westminster.

Lee Peacock was seen at North Wembley station on the evening of August 19.

The same evening, at 9.30pm, police were called to an address in Ashbridge Street, Westminster, where Sharon Pickles, 45, was pronounced dead.

At 2.15am on Friday, Clinton Ashmore, 59, was pronounced dead at an address in nearby Jerome Crescent.

The Metropolitan Police said both had died from a stab wound to the neck and the two incidents were being treated as linked.

Detectives issued an appeal on Friday for information about 49-year-old Peacock, who they wanted to locate and speak to about the murders.

Police believe he knew both Ms Pickles and Mr Ashmore.

Sharon Pickles (Metropolitan Police/PA)
Sharon Pickles (Metropolitan Police/PA)

Detective Chief Inspector Wayne Jolley, from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said his thoughts were with the families of the victims.

“This is a shocking crime and we will not rest until we bring the person or persons responsible to justice.

Clinton Ashmore (Metropolitan Police handout/PA)
Clinton Ashmore (Metropolitan Police handout/PA)

“Key to that is finding Lee Peacock. We believe he knew both victims and urgently need to locate him to talk to him about their murders.

“We have a team of detectives working around the clock to find him, but so far they have been unable to locate him.

Police at scene
Police outside an address on Ashbridge Street, Westminster, where Ms Pickles’ body was found (Aaron Chown/PA)

“I would urge anybody who knows his whereabouts to contact police immediately by calling 999.

“If seen, we would urge the public not to approach him, but to contact police as soon as possible.”

Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers, anonymously, by calling 0800 555 111.