Man Charged With Murder Of Nicholas Stewart

Mother pays tribute to 'kindhearted son and devoted father'

Simeon Scott Wasey has been charged with the murder of Nicholas Stewart on 13th August.

He is accused of stabbing Mr. Stewart, a father of one who worked as a decorator, in a basketball court in Wandsworth

Wasey, 24, of no fixed abode, appeared in custody at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on Saturday (August 16th).

Two further men were arrested in the early hours of Saturday 16th August, on suspicion of murder. Both men are 23 years old and were bailed until dates in August and September.

The site of the murder at St John’s Drive, Henry Prince Estate is now lined with flowers and tributes. Reportedly the killing took place as local children played nearby.

The police were called by the London Ambulance Service to St. John's Drive, at 8.49pm last Wednesday after Mr. Stewart, 25, had been found suffering from serious stab injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene. A post mortem revealed the cause of death to be stab wounds to the leg and chest.

Mr Stewart's mother paid tribute to her "kindhearted" son who she described as a "devoted father" to his five year old daughter who lives in Clapham with her mother.

Detectives from the Met's Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating. An incident room is open under the command of A/DCI Mick Norman.

Anyone who has any information about this incident is asked to call police on 020 872 14961 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Nicholas Stewart

August 20, 2014