A huge financial reward is being offered to anyone who has information that leads to the conviction of those responsible for the attack on Sasha Johnson last year.
Sasha was shot at a party just before 3am on Sunday, May 23, 2021 in Consort Road in SE15.
The head injuries Sasha suffered that night were catastrophic and she now struggles to say more than a few words and requires constant medical attention.
Crimestoppers, a charity totally independent of police, is offering a reward of up to £20,000 for information that leads to the conviction of those responsible for the attack.
Sasha is often in terrible pain as a result of her injuries and her movement is now extremely limited.
She has two young sons and they, and Sasha’s family, are having to deal with this daily heartbreak.
Police are urging anyone with information to “end this injustice” as “those who inflicted these grievous injuries remain free and unpunished and that is just not right”.
This comes with an “understanding that people are scared”, but officers say “people should search their conscience and do what is right for Sasha, her family and her sons”.
Crimestoppers guarantees that you will stay anonymous when you contact them via freephone 0800 555 111 or through their website crimestoppers-uk.org.
When you speak to Crimestoppers you will never be asked to give any of your personal details.
They are unable to trace your phone number and, if you contact them online, they cannot record your details such as your I.P. address.
Alexa Loukas, London Regional Manager at the charity Crimestoppers, said: “Sasha is loved by her family and friends and is an active champion for people’s human rights.
“What’s happened to her is absolutely horrific.
“Her life will never be the same again.
“We know that many people who were there on the night are her friends and supporters. And yet, there remains a wall of silence.
“Crimestoppers is here to give people the courage to speak up.
“Since we began in the late 1980s we have never revealed the identity of someone who has contacted us.
“Protecting your identity is key to everything we do.
“We believe there are people who want to do the right thing for Sasha, but going to the police is not an option.
“Were you there on the night or have you heard anything about what happened?
“Coming forward is never easy, but if you contact us, you can still do the right thing whilst remaining completely anonymous.
“We never ask for your personal details, or make a note of your perceived gender, age, accent or ethnicity.
“For telephone calls, there is no caller line display, no 1471 facility and our charity has never traced a call.
“If you contact us online, encryption is used so there is no way of identifying computer IP addresses.
“Before this violent attack, Sasha was a powerful voice who challenged injustice.
“By using your voice, you can help find justice for Sasha.”
Due to the serious nature of the incident and the severity of Sasha’s injuries, homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command took on the hunt for those responsible.
Detective Chief Inspector Nigel Penney, who leads the investigation, said: “Look at the family photos of Sasha, you are looking at a young, healthy woman with children who are clearly devoted to her.
“Now look at those photos of Sasha in hospital and you see a woman who needs constant medical care and is so often in pain.
“Despite the most extensive police investigation, those who inflicted these grievous injuries remain free and unpunished and that is just not right.
“I am asking people to end this injustice and tell Crimestoppers what you know.
“The charity will keep you totally anonymous and pass on it on to us.
“Many people were at that party, including many friends of Sasha, but nearly everyone has been reluctant to come forward.
“I understand people may be scared, but people should search their conscience and do what is right for Sasha, her family and her sons.”
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