Man Stabbed To Death in Roehampton Named

One arrest after killing of 24-year-old Abdirizak Hassan

Dowdeswell Close in Roehampton. Picture: Google Streetview


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The man who was fatally stabbed in Roehampton last Thursday morning (6 May) has been named as 24-year-old Abdirizak Hassan.

He was found dead at a residential address in Dowdeswell Close after police were called at around 11:05am.

His next of kin have been informed and formal identification has taken place and Abdirizak’s family are being supported by specialist officers.

A post-mortem examination took place at St George’s Hospital Mortuary on Saturday, 8 May and gave cause of death as a stab injury.

The investigation into the circumstances by homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command continues.

On Saturday, 8 May a 33-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder; he has been bailed pending further enquiries to a date later this month

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Blair who is leading the investigation said, “While an arrest has been made, our investigation continues at pace. We believe more than one person was involved in the attack on Abdirizak and my team is working tirelessly to identify and apprehend those responsible.

“I would reiterate my appeal to anyone who was in the area of Dowdeswell Close around that time and saw or heard anything suspicious? If you have any information, no matter how insignificant you think it may be, please come forward and contact my team.”

Anyone with information that could assist police is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8721 4266; alternatively you call dial 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD2294/6May.

Information can also be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers via 0800 555 111.

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