Second Man Arrested Following Battersea Murder

Mohammed Hassan stabbed to death on Winstanley Estate

A second man has been arrested following the murder on 3 August of Mohammed Hassan in Battersea. The 19-year-old man was arrested in the Richmond area on Wednesday, 17 August, on suspicion of murder and attempted murder. He currently remains in custody at an east London police station.

On 12 August, a 26-year-old man was arrested in the Wandsworth area on suspicion of murder and attempted murder. He has been bailed until a date in October.

Mohammed Hassan
Mohammed Hassan was stabbed to death

Mohammed Hassan, locally known as Bashir, died after being stabbed on the Winstanley Estate, SW11 on Wednesday, 3 August.

Police were called to the scene by the London Ambulance Service at 6.06pm on 3 August, and found the 35-year-old suffering a stab injury. He died there a short while later.

A post-mortem examination held on 5 August gave cause of death as a stab wound to the heart.

Two other men - aged 35 and 33 years - also suffered stab injuries. One flagged down a passing ambulance and the other presented himself to a south London hospital. Both have since been discharged from hospital.

The investigation is being led by Detective Chief Inspector Diane Tudway of the Homicide and Major Crime Command.

DCI Tudway said: "We are appealing for any witnesses to the murder to come forward and also anyone who may have seen a disturbance at or near Shepard House on the Winstanley Estate at around 6pm on Wednesday, 3 August.

"If you have any information please speak to officers at the scene today or call us."

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8721 4205. To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

August 24, 2016