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Further charge in Putney murder investigation

News   •   May 16, 2021 15:30 BST

A third teenager has been charged with the murder of Abdirizak Hassan in Putney.

[D] A 17-year-old male will appear in custody at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 17 May charged with murder. He was arrested by detectives on Saturday, 15 May.

Two other males have previous been charged as follows:

A 15-year-old male [B] arrested on Thursday, 13 May and a 17-year-old male [C] arrested on Friday, 14 May appeared at Wimbledon Youth Court on Saturday, 15 May charged with murder.

They were remanded to appear at the Central Criminal Court on Wednesday, 19 May.

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.

The man was later identified as 24-year-old Abdirizak Hassan. Abdirizak’s family are being supported by specialist officers.