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Police appeal for witnesses after fatal street stabbing

19-year-old’s killer or killers are still on the run

08 December, 2020

Eltom Mohamed Eltom

THE killer or killers of a young man from Maida Vale are still on the run, with detectives appealing to the public for help.

Eltom Mohamed Eltom died after being stabbed in Fernhead Road just after 10pm on October 31.

The 19-year-old died in the street despite efforts to save him.

Detectives need witnesses who saw a group in Harrow Road half an hour before the attack.

Detective Inspector Andy McDonald, said: “We know that Eltom suffered a fatal stab injury during an incident involving a much larger group in Fernhead Road.

“We now understand that a number of this group were at Chicken Valley, in Harrow Road, around 30 minutes before the murder. Several of them used electric scooters as a mode of transport.

“We are keen to speak to anyone who was in either area between 9pm and 10pm and saw or heard anything suspicious.”

Five young people, including one 19-year-old woman, have been arrested on suspicion of murder. But all have been released “under investigation” or bailed.

Anyone with information can call police on 101 quoting reference Cad 9734/31Oct or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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