Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of a 22-year-old man in Southall have charged a man.
Officers were called at 04:00hrs on Monday, 23 September, to reports of an injured man in the street
A man was found with stab injuries outside a shop in The Broadway, Southall, near the junction with Saxon Road.
The victim was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead at 05:26hrs. The man’s family have been informed and he has been identified as 22-year-old Sufi Osman of Slough, Berkshire.
A post-mortem examination took place on 24 September and revealed cause of death as a stab wound.
Detectives from Specialist Crime South (Homicide) launched an investigation.
Two men - [A] 22 and [B] 21 - were arrested on the evening of Tuesday, 24 September.
On Thursday, 26 September, [B] Samater Hirad, 21 (01.07.98) of no fixed abode was charged with murder and possession of a pointed or bladed article. He appeared in custody at Ealing Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, 26 September.
He has been remanded to appear at the Old Bailey on Monday, 30 September.
The 22-year-old man [A] has been bailed pending further enquiries.
Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Please quote CAD 826/23SEP.
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