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Further arrests made in Putney murder investigation

News   •   May 14, 2021 13:30 BST

Detectives investigation the murder of Abdirizak Hassan in Putney have made two further arrests.

[B] A 15-year-old male was arrested on Thursday, 13 May on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.

On Friday, 14 May [C] – a 17-year-old male – was also arrested on suspicion of murder. He remains in custody.

An investigation was launched after police were called at approximately 11:05hrs on Thursday, 6 May following reports of a man found deceased at a residential address in Dowdeswell Close, SW15.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended. The man, aged 24, had suffered stab injuries.

His next of kin have been informed and formal identification has taken place – he is Abdirizak Hassan. Abdirizak’s family are being supported by specialist officers.

A post-mortem examination took place at St George’s Hospital Mortuary on Saturday, 8 May and gave cause of death as a stab injury.

The investigation into the circumstances by homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command continues.

On Saturday, 8 May a 33-year-old man [A] was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder; he has been bailed pending further enquiries to a date in late May.

Anyone with information that could assist police is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8721 4266; alternatively you can dial 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD2294/6May.

Information can also be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers via 0800 555 111.