The detective in charge of the Parsons Green murder investigation has urged the community to come forward and help police by giving vital information.
On Thursday (October 19) morning, Detective Chief Inspector Noel McHugh of the Homicide and Major Crime Command launched an appeal to identify and find a man believed to be key to the fatal attack on 20-year-old, Omid Saidy, who was stabbed to death on Monday (October 16).
Community youth worker Omid is understood to have been attacked while chasing away two men, an alleged drug dealer and a companion, from Parsons Green Lane at around 7.30pm.
A 16-year-old taken to hospital from nearby the scene has been charged with Omid's murder and appeared at Wimbledon Magistrates Court on Thursday. He'll appear at the Old Bailey on Monday (October 23) also charged with threatening another man.
Police are still appealing to find a black male, who is believed to be the alleged drug dealer Omid chased away and who fled from the scene.
Detective Chief Inspector Noel McHugh explained how "several pockets of violence" took place in Parsons Green Lane that evening.
Omid's last movements
The incident started outside the Co-Op where Omid is believed to have chased the alleged drug dealer and their companion down the road.
One of the suspects is believed to have stabbed Omid fatally outside N D Dry Cleaners.
It is understood a friend of Omid's arrived on a moped to help him outside Parsons Green Fish Bar, and was stabbed.
The alleged drug dealer who ran away from the scene was dressed in dark clothing and is believed to be in his late teens.
He is understood to have run down Parsons Green Lane and into Harbledown Road towards the Fulham Court Estate.
Detective Chief Inspector Noel McHugh said: "We're appealing for information to find and identify the outstanding black male.
"He was involved in these two pockets of violence and we want to know who he is and where he is now.
"We want to hear from members of the public who were in the area from 7.30pm to 8pm and who might have any dash cam or phone camera footage from that time.
"We also asking residents who may have CCTV on their houses from outside the fish and chip down to Harbledown Road and then onto the Fulham Court Estate where the black male ran to."
The man understood to be Omid's friend is still in hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He has been arrested on suspicion of affray.
He added: "There are people in the community who know who are carrying weapons and members of the public may see it in the street.
"We are urging these people to call it in as soon as they see it.
"Residents are understandably shocked, as are Omid's family.
"There will be an increase of police patrols in the area, and we are making big progress on this case and quickly."
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has mobile phone footage should contact the HMCC on 0208 785 8099 or tweet information to @MetCC.
To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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