Metropolitan Police has launched an appeal to trace a man they wish to speak to in connection with the murder of a teenager in Acton.

Khalid Safi, 18, was found with stab wounds following an altercation in Victoria Road at around 6.30pm on December 1 2016.

The teenager, who was living in Southwark at the time of his death, was taken to a west London hospital by London Ambulance Service where he died a short time later.

The cause of death was a stab wound to the heart according to a post-mortem which was carried out the following day.

Police have now released the image of 19-year-old Raza Khan, who they wish to talk to regarding the events on the night.

Police would like to speak to this man

Detective Chief Inspector Sam Price, leading the investigation, said: "We believe that some witnesses to the fatal stabbing or the moments leading up to it have not yet come forward and we would urge them to make contact with police as soon as possible.

"We are particularly keen to trace Raza Khan who we believe has crucial information about what happened to Khalid."

Police are urging anyone who recognizes the teenager, or knows where he is, to contact police immediately.

Anyone with information can call the police incident room on 020 8721 4054, alternatively, those wishing to pass on information, can do so anonymously, by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visiting their website.

Those investigating believe Khan is in the UK, he is known to have some links to London, in the areas of Acton, Wembley, Ilford, Friern Barnet and Tottenham, with links also to Dover, in Kent.

A 19-year-old woman, who was arrested at an address in Redbridge on Wednesday December 7 2016 on suspicion of conspiracy to murder, was bailed at the end of May.

She has since been bailed again until mid-August pending further enquiries.

A 22-year-old man, who was arrested on March 29 on suspicion of assisting an offender, was bailed pending further enquires and has since been re-bailed until late July.

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