The family of a man "brutally" stabbed to death in an alleyway near his West Norwood home two years ago has made a fresh plea for information.

Jude Gayle, 30, was attacked in an alleyway in Dunhelm Grove after he left home to buy ingredients from the local cornershop for a family meal on September 24 2017.

The Met is now offering a £20,000 serious crime reward for information that leads to the identification, arrest and prosecution of the person or persons responsible for his death.

Jude's partner Rachel Goodchild said: "Sunday September 24 started like any other Sunday but ended so far from anything I thought could ever happen to me!

"That day Jude my partner my children’s father got brutally murdered! Leaving me his beloved daughter and unborn son to face life alone.

"Our daughter speaks daily of Jude wanting wishing and hoping her reality of her daddy no longer being with us is just a dream.

"She just can’t understand why he is no longer here with us, something I will have to face all over again as our son get older.

"Through the careless actions of others I've been forced into bringing up our children alone and I owe it to them and to the memory of Jude to get justice.

"So I am pleading from the deepest part of me please if you or anybody you know has any information no matter how big or small please help with the ongoing investigation.

"We need new compelling evidence, help us get JUSTICE FOR JUDE!"

The father of two drove a short distance to a corner shop on the junction of Dunbar Street and Norwood High Street shortly after 5.30pm.

After leaving with ingredients, he was stabbed in an alleyway in Dunhelm Grove.

Despite the efforts of ambulance medics, the father of two was pronounced dead at the scene at 6.42pm.

Three men were prosecuted with Jude’s murder but all later to be found not guilty following a trial at the Old Bailey.

Anyone with information about Jude's death can contact the Incident Room on 0208 721 4961 or via the police non-emergency number 101.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit