Five years after Taofeek Lamidi was stabbed and left for lifeless on a London road on New Year’s Eve, police proceed to hunt his suspected killer.
The 20-year-old suffered “horrific injuries” within the assault on 31 December 2017, when he was discovered mendacity in Memorial Avenue in West Ham, east London, shortly after 7.30pm.
He had been repeatedly stabbed and regardless of the most effective efforts of emergency providers, was pronounced lifeless on the scene lower than an hour later.
The Metropolitan Police mentioned they imagine his suspected killer – 25-year-old Ahmed Mohamed – fled to Kenya after the killing.
Officers have appealed to anybody with data on the suspect’s whereabouts to get in contact.
Detective Chief Inspector Wayne Jolley mentioned: “Almost five years have passed since this horrific incident that took a young man from his family, and our investigation very much remains ongoing.
“Taofeek’s household deserve justice and we is not going to relaxation till we find these accountable and convey them earlier than the courts.
“If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Ahmed Mohamed, then I urge you to please do the right thing, get in touch with us.”
He added: “Violent incidents equivalent to this don’t have any place on London’s streets, and we’re following up a variety of strains of inquiry to find Mohamed.
“Memorial Avenue is a busy residential area close to West Ham station. I know that there were people in the area who witnessed the incident, and I need them to come forward.
“Any data supplied can be handled with the strictest confidence.”