Wandsworth Teenager Named as Murder Victim

18-year-old Hani Solomon stabbed to death in Parsons Green

Hani Solomon killed in Parsons Green
Hani Solomon killed in Parsons Green. Picture: Metropolitan Police

The teenager killed in Parsons Green last Thursday has been named as 18-year-old Hani Solomon from Wandsworth.

He was found with stab wounds on Ackmar Road at 6.42pm on Thursday, 11 February after police were called to reports of a fight taking place involving a group of males. Following the attack two males seen leaving the scene on scooters.

Despite the efforts of paramedics including those from the London Air Ambulance Service, Hani was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:28pm. A post mortem later confirmed the cause of death as a knife wound to the chest.

Although formal identification is yet to take place, detectives are confident the victim is Hani. His next of kin has been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

A second man, aged 20, was taken to hospital with a stab injury and later discharged. He was accompanied by a third man who was not injured.

Police subsequently attended a west London hospital after a 23-year-old man admitted himself. They were confirmed as not life-threatening and he was arrested on suspicion of murder. He remains under a police guard in hospital.

On the evening of Tuesday, 16 February an 18-year-old man was arrested at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of murder.

This Wednesday morning, (17 February) – a two more males aged 17 and 18, were arrested at separate residential addresses in southwest London.

All three have been arrested on suspicion of murder and all remain in custody.

Detective Chief Inspector Vicky Tunstall from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command is leading the investigation. She said,“These arrests demonstrate the fast-moving nature of this investigation but also the progress my team is making in identifying the persons responsible for the tragic death of Hani Solomon.

“However, I would still like to hear from any witnesses who could help this investigation. I am specifically keen to speak to anybody who has information or footage of two males on scooters who were seen riding away from the scene at speed shortly after the attack from Novello Street.

"Something which may seem insignificant to you could be very significant for the investigation, so please let us know about it. I can assure those with information that, if you have concerns around contacting us, I will ensure your confidentiality.”

Anybody who can help officers is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC, quoting reference CAD 5723/11Feb. Or to remain anonymous, please contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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February 17, 2021