BY TOBY PORTER
Police have renewed their appeal for information and are offering a reward of £20,000 on the second anniversary of a fatal stabbing in Wandsworth.
Mohammed Hassan, 35, known locally as Bashir, died after being stabbed near Shepard House on the Winstanley Estate on August 3, 2016.
A reward of £20,000 is available for information that leads to the identification, arrest and conviction of those responsible for Mohammed’s murder.
Detective Chief Inspector Mick Norman, from the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: “Two years have passed since Mohammed lost his life in a violent attack in broad daylight, but we remain determined to catch those responsible.
“We have carried out extensive enquiries and made a number of arrests as our investigation continues.
My team has spoken with people who were in the area at the time but I believe there are still others out there who have yet to come forward and tell us what they saw or heard.
“Someone knows exactly what happened that evening. Any piece of information, however small, could prove vital in establishing the chain of events that led to Mohammed losing his life in such a brutal manner.
“In the past two years, it is also possible that allegiances have changed, and someone who didn’t feel comfortable with speaking to officers, now has the confidence to come forward.
I would urge that they contact us, so that Mohammed’s family can finally find out why he was taken from them. These people need to be caught.”
Mohammed’s family, said: “We lost part of us, part of our hearts; feeling cannot be described in words.
We have to live with this pain for the rest of our lives but what gives us hope is that we believe these murderers will complete their line in prison.
Your help is vital and being a witness will give us hope that justice will be brought into place. “In the end let us remind you with a verse from Quran that encourage you to say the truth.
In the name of God. “And if you are on a journey and cannot find a scribe, then a security deposit should be taken. And if one of you entrusts another, then let him who is entrusted discharge his trust faithfully and let him fear Allah, his Lord.
And do not conceal testimony, for whoever conceals it – his heart is indeed sinful, and Allah is knowing of what you do.”
Police were called by the London Ambulance Service to the Winstanley Estate shortly after 6pm on August 3, 2016, where they found Mohammed suffering from a stab injury.
Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, he died a short time later. A post-mortem held on August 5, 2016 gave cause of death as a stab wound to the heart.
Two other men – aged 35 and 33 years – also suffered stab injuries.
One flagged down a passing ambulance and the other self-presented at a South London hospital. These men were both treated for their injuries before being discharged from hospital.
Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8721 4005. Alternatively, they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Five people have been arrested in connection with the investigation.
A 26-year-old man was arrested in Wandsworth on August 12, 2016 on suspicion of murder and attempted murder. He was released from bail and not proceeded with.
A 19-year-old man was arrested in the Richmond area on August 17, 2016 on suspicion of murder and attempted murder. He was released from bail and not proceeded with.
A 19-year-old man was arrested on August 26, 2016 on suspicion of murder. He was released from bail and not proceeded with.
A 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of murder on August 31, 2016. He was released with no further action.
A 22-year-old man was arrested on October 3, 2016 on suspicion of murder. He was released from bail and not proceeded with.
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