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Two men arrested in connection with Southall murder

Wed 25 Sep 2019
Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of a 22-year-old man in Southall have arrested two men on suspicion of murder.

Both men, aged 22, were arrested on the evening of Tuesday, 24 September 2019 and remain in custody

Police officers were called at 4am on Monday, 23 September 2019, to reports of an injured man on Southall Broadway.

They found a man with fatal stab injuries outside a shop (Hamza Pan & Juice) on The Broadway, Southall, at the junction with Saxon Road. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead at 5:26am.

The victim was chased by individuals into Abbotts Road from The Broadway, Southall. He did not reach far before he was stabbed on the pavement by one of them just before 4am. He managed to walk back towards The Broadway but became weaker.

He crossed the road to the all-night open Hamza Pan & Juice shop expecting some help. All they did was phone the emergency services and offered no assistance.

While lying outside Hamza Pan & Juice, he was seen holding his neck (neck wound). All anyone did was to, tell him to not to get up, lie down (and bleed to death).

Victim and his assailant may have briefly collided with a passing car, as they ran across The Broadway.

The victim is believed to be from Slough, Berkshire, but had been living locally.

A post-mortem examination took place on 24 September 2019 and revealed cause of death as a stab wound.

Detectives from Specialist Crime South (Homicide) are investigating.

The Broadway, Southall was closed for 14 hours (until 6.15pm) on Monday. Saxon Road and Abbotts Road were cordoned off for more than 33 hours, until 1:30pm on Tuesday

Detective Chief Inspector Robert Pack, said: "This attack took place in the early hours of the morning, but we believe there would have been people still around who would have seen what happened."

"It appears that the victim was chased across the road at one point, then both the victim and his assailant may have briefly collided with a passing car. This car, which we believe to be a dark coloured VW Polo or Golf hatchback, did not stop."

"It is quite possible that the driver of the car did not realise what was happening and we urgently need this person to come forward. Let me assure the car’s driver that we only wish to speak to them as a witness to the murder investigation."

"We also need people who were in Southall Broadway to come forward. You may have seen people hanging around or the build up to the stabbing and motorists may have been recording their journey on a dashcam."

"We urgently need these people to speak to police, your information or footage could be vital."

"We are keeping an open mind on the motive for this attack and any speculation is just rumour and unhelpful. It is only by providing police with information that we will find out the true facts about how a young man came to lose his life."

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Please quote CAD 826/23SEP.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at

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