Man Charged With Fatal Stabbing in Southall

Samater Hirad accused of murdering 22-year-old Sufi Osman

Victim - Sufi Osman. Picture: Met Police


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A 21-year-old man has been charged with murdering a man in Southall earlier this week.

Samater Hirad, of no fixed abode, was charged with murder and possession of a pointed or bladed article. He will appear in custody at Ealing Magistrates’ Court later on 26 September.

He is accused of killing 22-year-old Sufi Osman of Slough, Berkshire in the early hours of Monday, 23 September.

The victim was found with stab injuries outside a shop in The Broadway, Southall, near the junction with Saxon Road at around 4am.

He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead at 5.26am. His family have been informed.

A post-mortem examination revealed cause of death as a stab wound.

Detectives from Specialist Crime South (Homicide) launched an investigation and two men were arrested on the evening of Tuesday, 24 September. Samater Hirad was subsequently charged and a 22-year-old man has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Please quote CAD 826/23SEP.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at

If you have information about this incident, or information about someone you suspect to be carrying a weapon and you do not want to speak to police, please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or by visiting their website. It is 100 percent anonymous. They never ask your name and cannot trace your call or IP address.

Any young people who have information about violence or knife crime can visit where they can pass on information anonymously – your I.P address will not be traced. Fearless is part of the Crimestoppers charity, and is also independent of the police.

September 25, 2019

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