A man who stabbed his friend to death following a “drunken argument” at his home in Brixton has been jailed.

Peter Lalgie-Williams was sentenced to life with a minimum of 20 years after a jury convicted him of murdering 57-year-old Chester Goffe in February 2023.

He was also sentenced to two years imprisonment for a previous assault, to be served concurrently.

On February 11, 2023, Lalgie-Williams made a call to paramedics claiming his friend had “collapsed after a couple of drinks” at his home in Hicken Road, Brixton.

Chester was found unresponsive at the address and had two stab wounds in his chest.

He was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Police were called to the home and Lalgie-Williams was arrested on suspicion of murder.

CCTV uncovered that on the night of the murder Lalgie-Williams and Chester left the flat at around 10.30pm to buy alcohol from a nearby shop, before returning half an hour later.

Police searched the flat and found a knife in the drawer of Lalgie-Williams kitchen, still covered in Chester's blood.

Despite all the evidence against him, Lalgie-Williams continued to deny killing Chester or provide police with any motive for the attack.

Officers believe that the attack was likely because of a drunken argument.

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Whellams said: “Lalgie-Williams has failed to admit any responsibility for his actions but the evidence we gathered left the jury with no doubt as to his guilt.

“Our thoughts remain with Chester’s family and we are pleased that the man found guilty of their loved one’s death will now serve a significant sentence in prison.”