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UPDATE: Man charged with Camden murders

News   •   Feb 26, 2018 07:45 GMT

Detectives continue to appeal for information as a man is charged with two murders and serious assaults in Camden.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Considine, leading the investigation, said: “We have now charged one man in connection with these two tragic murders and a separate stabbing and attempted grievous bodily harm that happened that same evening, however, our investigation continues.

“We believe there were a number of suspects involved and enquiries are ongoing to identify them and establish the events surrounding these violent incidents which we are treating as being linked."

On Tuesday, 20 February at around 20:00hrs, a 17-year-old boy was found stabbed in Aldenham Street. He suffered injuries that are not life threatening. A second victim, aged 24, was also attacked but did not sustain serious injuries.

Four men - aged 24 [A], 23 [B], 20 [C] and 21 [D] - were arrested on Wednesday, 21 February on suspicion of grievous bodily harm in connection with this incident. They have since been released under investigation.

At around 20:30hrs, officers were called to Bartholomew Road at the junction with Oseney Crescent, Camden, and found a 17-year-old male - later identified as Abdikarim Hassan - suffering stab wounds. He died at the scene.

At 22:13hrs, officers attended Malden Road, near to the junction with Marsden Street and found a 20-year-old man suffering from stab wounds. The victim, Sadiq Aadam Mohamed, died at the scene.

The Homicide and Major Crime Command continue to investigate and continue to appeal for information.

DCI Considine added: “I can understand why some people may be reluctant or nervous about coming forward to speak with police, but be assured that all information provided will be treated in the strictest of confidence.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the investigation team on 020 8345 3734, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.