Reward for information on Somali man’s murder last Valentine’s Day

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ON the first anniversary of the death Omer Jama Abdi in Wembley, homicide detectives are offering a reward for information in his murder.

A £20,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of person or persons responsible for the murder of Omer in Wembley in February 2012.

On Tuesday, 14 February 2012 at 2.20am a man was injured following an assault in St John’s Road, Wembley.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended the scene and the victim was taken to Northwick Park Hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

He was Omer Jama Abdi, 35, a Somali who resided in Wembley.

It is understood Mr Abdi had been involved in an altercation with two men, described as being of Somali appearance, outside an address in St John’s Road, prior to the assault.

Mr Abdi died of coronary heart disease with a causational link to the assault.

Officers at the time appealed for information about a man they wished to speak to in connection with the investigation.

He is believed to be in his mid-30s, Somali in appearance and has never been identified or contacted police and officers are continuing to appeal for information about him.

CCTV of cars and potential witnesses has also now been released.

Police arrested a 39-year-old man in connection with the murder on the day is happened but he was later released with no further action.

Detective Inspector Jamie Stevenson who is leading the investigation for the Homicide and Serious Crime Command, said: “We are also still keen to hear from anyone who knew Omer, that hasn’t spoken to police and can help us identify anyone that he may have had any altercations with. I am also asking the Somali community to have confidence in the Met, and that any information that they have for us will be treated in the strictest of confidence.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8358 0200, or a dedicated Somali speaking line dial 020 8358 1241, or if you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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