Police offer £20k for witnesses in effort to solve murder in “broad daylight” of man in Wandsworth

Detectives have renewed their appeal for information and are offering a reward on the second anniversary of a fatal stabbing in Wandsworth.

Mohammed Hassan, 35, locally known as Bashir, died after being stabbed near Shepard House on the Winstanley Estate on 3 August 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 in a statement: “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 give us hope is that we believe these murderers will complete their life in prison. Your help is vital and being a witness will give us hope that justice will be brought into place.”

Police were called by the London Ambulance Service to the Winstanley Estate, SW11 at 18:06hrs on 3 August 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 examination held on 5 August 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.

The investigation is being led by Detective Chief Inspector Mick Norman of the Homicide and Major Crime Command.

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.


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