Two Arrested in Connection With Melody Road Killing

Victim Abdullah Hammia died of a stab wound to the heart

Two men aged 25 and 40 have been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice by detectives investigating a murder that took place in Wandsworth last Tuesday (25 April).

They were detained on Saturday and remain in custody at a south London police station pending further enquires.

The victim, who was stabbed to death on Melody Lane near the junction with Allfarthing Lane at around 7pm, has now been named as 24-year-old Abdullah Hammia. His next-of-kin have been informed.

Abdullah Hammia
Abdullah Hammia

A post-mortem examination took place on Wednesday, 26 April at Westminster Mortuary and gave the cause of death as a single stab wound to the heart.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command, led by Detective Chief Inspector Sam Price, are investigating.

At this early stage it is believed the victim became involved in an altercation involving a group in Melody Road before being stabbed.

Previously a 30-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of murder. Both have since been released from custody with no further action to be taken.

Detectives are appealing for anyone who may have been in Melody Road near to Quarry Road and Jessica Road shortly before 7pm, on Tuesday, 25 April.

Police have released information that a man was stabbed in neighbouring Allfarthing Lane in an apparently motiveless attack on 8 April. They are not currently making a connection between the two incidents.

Any witnesses, or anyone with information that may assist the investigation, is asked to call the incident room on 020 8721 4054 or tweet @MetCC. Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

April 29, 2017