Police Warning 'Do Not Approach' This Man

Suspect sought following knifepoint robberies poses 'significant danger'

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Police warn do not approach Hussam El-Handi but call 999


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Police in Ealing are warning the public not to approach a man wanted in connection with a number of knifepoint robberies which occurred in Acton on Monday, 2 November.

Police are keen to trace Hussam El-Handi, 19, who they say poses a 'significant' danger.

Officers were called to Hillcrest Road, W3 at 10:06am to reports of two men who had threatened a number of people with a knife and stolen their mobile phones. Police believe there were four victims.

On arrival, officers found two men at the location; both men swung and lunged at the officers with a knife, but the officers were not injured. One of the men ran from the scene and remains at large.

On Tuesday, 3 November, a 20-year-old man was charged with two counts of robbery, one count of attempted robbery and one count of threatening with an offensive weapon. He appeared at Ealing Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, 4 November and was remanded in custody to appear at Isleworth Crown Court on Tuesday, 1 December.

Detective Superintendent Robert Mahoney, Acting Borough commander for Ealing, said: "We would like to speak to anyone who may have information on El-Handi's whereabouts. We believe he poses a significant danger to the public and we advise anyone who may have seen him or knows of his location not to approach him but call police on 999.

"It is important we track down this man before anyone is seriously injured."

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4th November 2015