Girlfriend says 'my heart's torn in two' in devastating tribute to 'stuntman' knifed to death while filming music video

THE girlfriend of a 'stuntman' who was knifed to death while filming a music video has said "my heart's been torn in two".

Devastated Seleka Gathercole paid tribute to her "baby" Shane Jerome, 23, who was attacked in South London on Wednesday night.


Shane had been on Brixton High Street shooting the rap video with Lamborghini sports cars, people in balaclavas and a quad bike nearby.

Horrified witnesses said there was a confrontation between two groups before the bloodshed erupted.

The victim was rushed towards an ambulance clutching his chest following the savage attack, shocked onlookers said.

Paramedics worked to save Jerome, from Thornton Heath, but he was pronounced dead at the scene less than 30 minutes later.

Grief-stricken Seleka said: "My heart's completely torn in two.

"I will never ever ever get over the loss of you – you mean more to me then I could ever explain."

A 45-year-old man who was in the area at the time said he saw the ambulance and "a guy lying on the floor".

STAB HORROR

"The paramedic was on the phone and seemed quite stressed and what was strange is that he didn't want to touch him," he said.

"A passerby intervened and started performing CPR on him and then a woman came to help before the police arrived.

"The victim was running towards the ambulance clutching his chest.

"He actually opened the ambulance's front door and got in, but then he came back out. He was kind of stumbling backwards, and fell to the floor."

The witness added: "He looked like he had a lot of blood on him, down his arm and on his chest.

"I thought they were play-acting or something, but then I saw the blood trickling down the road.

"It's almost as though there was a delay and then he suddenly realised he'd been stabbed."

My heart's completely torn in two. I will never ever ever get over the loss of you – you mean more to me then I could ever explain.

Another onlooker told the BBC they had seen a "convoy of cars and quad bikes suddenly turn on one another, leading to one man being stabbed and others involved in a fist fight before running off on foot and by vehicle".

He continued: "The front of the convoy was a black Range Rover, which had a driver that wore a balaclava, and men sitting in the boot of the car, with the boot door open. 

"There was also a red Ferrari and lime green Lamborghini, as well as two quad bikes. One of the quads ended up beached on the pavement.

"The man who was stabbed was lying in the middle of the road, with an ambulance on scene instantly, where the man was receiving CPR right away but looked lifeless. 

"Another man who was wearing a balaclava and ski goggles, accompanied by a woman, ran to the victim screaming."

A picture posted online showed Jerome, who also worked as a scaffolder, on a blue motorbike – which appears to be the same one abandoned at the scene of the stabbing. 

HEARTBREAKING TRIBUTES

Devastated pals have also paid tribute to "one of the best guys they knew".

Courtney Young wrote online: "RIP Shane. I honestly can't believe it.

"Life is too short, it's always the least expected. Fly high friend."

Rebecca Newell added: "Rest in perfect peace to one of the best guys I knew.

"Was always there just a phone call away, forever and always in my heart."

Forensics teams examined a motorbike, rental bike and quad bike overnight as officers kept watch on a police cordon.

Police said Shane was found suffering from a stab injury, and passed away at the scene. A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. He has since been released with no further action.

Cops are now urging anybody who was in the area at the time to come forward.

Detective Chief Inspector Kate Blackburn, leading the investigation said: "Brixton Road near to the tube station is a busy area of London and there were many people in the street, on buses and in cars yesterday evening.

"We have spoken to a number witnesses already and I am asking for anyone who was in the area and who may have seen anything, or have footage on their phone or dash cam, to please contact us.

"A young man has tragically lost his life in an attack on a busy high street, I am asking anyone with any information to call police."

They can be contacted via 101 quoting reference Cad 7056/21Jul, or to remain anonymous contact contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.



 

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