Second Arrest in Brentford Teen Murder Inquiry

23-year-old man detained then released under investigation

The scene at Union Lane, Isleworth
The scene at Union Lane, Isleworth


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Police investigating the murder of Brentford teenager Abdirashid Mohamoud have made a second arrest.

A 23-year-old man who was detained on Monday (15 April ) on suspicion of murder but has since been released under investigation.

Another suspect, a 22-year-old man, who was arrested last month remains in custody.

He was detained In the early hours of Saturday, 30 March. The police say that the man has been ‘technically bailed'. It is understood that he was out of prison on licence for another offence and has now been deemed to have breached the terms of his licence and has been returned to custody.

Abdirashid Mohamoud
Victim: Abdirashid Mohamoud

Police are still appealing for witnesses to come forward.

They now believe Abdirashid was in Syon Park at around 10.30pm on Friday 22 March when a group of men got out of a vehicle nearby. Abdirashid was then chased into Union Lane and stabbed outside a block of flats.

Residents who heard a commotion called the police and officers administered first aid prior to the arrival of the ambulance but he was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after. A post mortem has established that the cause of death was knife wounds.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command led are investigating led by Detective Chief Inspector Richard Leonard.

DCI Leonard said, "I need to speak to anyone who was in the park or the surrounding area at around 10:30pm on Friday night or who has information that could assist this investigation. They should get in touch immediately."

Chief Superintendent Paul Martin, West Area Basic Command Unit Commander said, “I would urge anyone with information about the murder to come forward. Abdirashid had been in Syon Park close to the flats when a vehicle pulled up and a group of males got out. They chased the victim and attacked him in Union Lane. We don't yet know the motive for Abdirashid's murder but it does appear to be a targeted attack.

“I know calling the police with information can seem like a daunting thing to do but we urgently need the help of local communities to help stem the tide of violent crime in London. As the police we are working really hard with the Met's Violent Crime Task Force routinely in and around Isleworth and elsewhere in the borough, taking weapons off the streets and working to catch offenders.”

Any witnesses or anyone with information that may assist police is urged to call 020 8721 4622 or call 101 quoting CAD 8396/22Mar. To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
If any young people have information about violence or knife crime, they can visit Fearless where they can pass on information anonymously. Fearless is part of the Crimestoppers charity, and is also independent of the police.

If you need help or information to support someone you suspect is involved in knife crime, or you want assistance yourself, then you can visit the Knife Free web site or LondonNeedsYouAlive.

April 19, 2019

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