A MAN has been arrested in connection with a murder that took place 17 years ago.
Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command arrested the 36 year-old on Monday (February 9) in connection with the murder of Southall man Harminder Singh Jhaghra in February 1996.
He was arrested at Heathrow airport on an inbound flight from India and taken to a south London police station where he currently remains.
A murder investigation was launched on February 7, 1996 following the stabbing in North Hyde Road, Hayes.
Police were called at about 10pm to reports to a large group fighting in the street. During the incident Harminder, 28 received a stab wound to his arm but managed to flag down a passing motorist who took him to a nearby petrol station.
An ambulance was calle and Harminder was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead just before 11pm. A post-mortem held at Uxbridge Mortuary gave the cause of death as a stab wound to the arm, which severed an artery.
A number of people were arrested in connection with the incident but all were released with no further action.