Monday May 21, 2018
By Dave Speck ,Ben Morgan ,Owen Sheppard ,Justin davenport
Police at the scene of the fatal stabbing in Barking
A “selfless and caring” family man who died in hospital after being
stabbed was one of three young men to lose their lives to London’s
Osman Shidane, 20, lost his fight for life on Friday afternoon, three
days after being attacked near a cinema and shopping complex in
newsinsisideHis heartbroken family told the Standard that Mr Shidane, the eldest
of seven children, would “do anything” for his family. Nasteho Shidane,
17, one of his five sisters, said: “He wanted to support his family. He
was a family man — he was caring and compassionate, he was selfless. He
was very outgoing and naturally got along with everyone.”
Mr Shidane, whose parents are Somali, was born in Denmark and had lived in London for 15 years.
An Arsenal fan, he worked in sales for a utilities company and wanted
to set up his own business, his sister said. A boy, aged 16, has been
charged with his murder and a girl, aged 15, has been arrested on
suspicion of assisting an offender.
He was one of three people to die from knife wounds within 72 hours.
Arunesh Thangarajah was stabbed in London Road, Mitcham, shortly before
3.30am yesterday and pronounced dead at the scene. The 28-year-old was
said to have moved to the capital from India two years ago to start a
new life. A friend told the Standard: “He was a good friend, like a
brother. I can’t believe it.”
Osman Shidane, 20, who died in hospital three days after being stabbed in a violent attack in Ruislip
A man, aged 44, has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
Arunesh Thangarajah was sta bbed in London Road, MitchamMetropolitan Police Service
Meanwhile, detectives were appealing for witnesses after a trainee
bricklayer was stabbed to death yards from his family home in
Barking. Abrahaman Juma, 24, was found in a communal area of the Harts
Lane Estate at 11.31pm on Thursday.
His uncle Haroub today said: “He was a nice guy, a good person. I got
a call from his father at midnight and he said his son had been stabbed
with a knife. I cannot put how I feel into words.”
Detective Chief Inspector Andrew Packer, who is leading the
murder inquiry, said: “I know there were people out and about in Crows
Road at the time of the murder. I need to speak with these people as
soon as possible as they may have vital evidence.”
Some neighbours said Mr Juma had been attacked by a gang. He was the
28th man aged 25 or under to be murdered in London this year. So far the
Met has launched at least 66 murder inquiries.
Police were also investigating an “unexplained” death at a flat in
Knightsbridge. Officers were called to Beauchamp Place at 4.30pm
yesterday to reports that a man in his thirties had been found dead. It
was not thought to be suspicious.
Abrahaman Juma, 24, was found stabbed near his family home in Barking