Homicide detectives investigating the murder of Osvaldo Carvelho in Ealing last month have made two arrests.
A 23-year-old man [D] and a 22-year-old man [E] were arrested on 10 October in Hounslow and Northolt.
They are currently in police custody.
Detective Chief Inspector Noel McHugh said: “Our officers and staff have been doing a huge amount of work including searching a canal in Southall. This is the fourth arrest and demonstrates our commitment to get justice for Osvaldo’s family.
“There has been a really positive response from the community and your calls have been crucial in moving this investigation forward. We are still reaching out to members of the public who witnessed the disturbance prior to Osvaldo’s murder, CCTV shows people looking on in shock. Please do not assume that someone else will call in, every bit of evidence is really important.”
Police were called at around 18:00hrs on Tuesday, 24 September to West Lodge Avenue, W3 following reports of a stabbing.
Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended and found Osvaldo, who was from Hanwell, injured in the street. He died at the scene.
A post-mortem examination held on Wednesday, 25 September and gave the cause of death as shock and haemorrhage following a stab wound.
It is believed that Osvaldo and two friends had arrived in the area by car, they entered a small green area known as Twyford Crescent Gardens.
There was then an altercation with another group of men which resulted in Osvaldo and his friends running away. Osvaldo was then chased by the other group and suffered stab injuries which proved to be fatal.
+ Three men - aged 22 [A], 23 [B] and 27 [C] – were charged with murder on Sunday, 29 September.
If you have information about this incident, or information about someone you suspect to be carrying a weapon and you do not want to speak to police, please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or by visiting their website. It is 100 per cent anonymous. They never ask your name and cannot trace your call or IP address.
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