Appeal made to trace man wanted after Deptford mosque stabbing

The Met are appealing for the public’s help to find a man after a stabbing outside a mosque in Deptford.

Abdullahi Mohamed, 24, is wanted in connection with the incident, which happened outside the Deptford Islamic Centre in Childers Street on Friday, February 9.

The victim, a man in his 20s, was taken to hospital with a stab wound. His condition was not life-threatening.

Officers have carried out a number of enquiries to find Mohamed and they are now releasing an image of him.

DC James Richardson, from the local policing team in South-east London, said: “Mohamed is fully aware that police are trying to locate him for this offence.

“Anyone who knows him or has information on his whereabouts should contact us.

“This was an extremely violent attack, using a large machete, and Mohamed is believed to be dangerous”.

The incident is not thought to have been a hate crime.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call 101 or ‘X’ @MetCC quoting CRIS 3203506/24. For an immediate sighting, do not approach him, but call 999.

You can also provide information anonymously to the independent charity, Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.

Pictured top: Abdullahi Mohamed (Picture: The Met)

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