Two Charged With Southall Murder

Police continue appeals for information after stabbing on Trinity Road


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Detectives investigating the stabbing of a man in Southall on 20 August have charged two men with his murder.

Gaurav Sharma, 33, of no fixed address and Jaswinder Singh, 27 of Saxon Road, Southall, will appear at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court on 23 August, charged with the murder of Mohamed Afzal, 38ys.

Police were called by London Ambulance Service at around 19:50hrs on Wednesday, 20 August to Trinity Road, Southall after a man was found suffering stab wounds.

The man was taken to a central London hospital where he was pronounced dead at around 23:45hrs. Next of kin have been informed and although formal identification will not take place until next week, officers are confident the deceased is Mohamed Afzal, 38, from Southall.

A post-mortem examination took place on Friday, 22 August, and gave cause of death as stab wounds to the chest.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating. Acting Detective Chief Inspector Luke Marks, who is leading the investigation said: "We are appealing for witnesses and would invite anyone who was in or around Southall Broadway that evening, in the Trinity Road area, that thinks they saw or heard anything suspicious to please call our incident room.

"We are also keen to hear from anyone who feels they have any information about the murder that may assist our investigation." Any witnesses or anyone with any information should call the incident room at Hendon on 020 8358 0400 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Three people were arrested on August 21.

Warrants were executed at four addresses in and around Southall and at one, two men were arrested on suspicion of murder and taken into custody at a west London police station. They were later charged as above. A man who was arrested earlier in the day has been bailed over the murder until late September pending further enquiries.

23nd August 2014

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