Jaap Bornkamp victim of hate crime 4th June 2000

Born 23 Aug 1947 Death 04 Jun 2000

Dutch-born Jaap Bornkamp. 52, of Norbury Hill, Norbury, was stabbed in the heart as two men walked past him and a friend in New Cross Road at 7.24am on June 4, 2000 shortly after leaving the 309 all-night gay sauna. He was rushed to Lewisham Hospital where he died three hours later. The unprovoked attack was treated as homophobic from the outset. The identification of the murder was hindered by poor CCTV footage, inconclusive DNA evidence and the subsequent death of the only witness, Jaap’s companion on the day. This resulted in the suspects being released. The case received media attention as well as two appearances on Crimewatch. In 2002, his former partner of 20 years doubled the police reward to £20,000 in a renewed appeal for information.

The murder remains unresolved.

Suspected: CCTV Stills of the two suspects in the murder

Burial at Beckenham Cemetery and Crematorium, Beckenham, Greater London, England.

About Mark172430

Founder 17-24-30 NationalHCAW (1184819). Project lead Rainbow Boroughs Project. Passionate about tackling hate crime and LGBT+ community development.
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