Sunday September 12, 2021
Abdirahim Mohamed died on Thursday morning and so far three men have been arrested in connection with his death
Abdirahim Mohamed suffered multiple stab wounds and was found in Melbourne Street, Leicester
Leicestershire Police have arrested another two men in connection with the death of an 18-year-old on Wednesday night.
Abdirahim Mohamed was found with serious injuries at around 11.45pm on September 8 on Melbourne Steet and was taken to hospital by emergency services. But despite their best efforts Abdirahim died in the early hours of Thursday morning.
Police launched an investigation and yesterday (September 10) officers arrested a 58-year-old man from Leicester on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.
Officers have since arrested two more men in connection with the incident.
Both men are 29-years-old and are from Leicester. They have been arrested on suspicion of murder.
They remain in police custody and will be questioned by detectives.
Detective Chief Inspector Tony Yarwood from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU) is leading the investigation. He said: “These arrests are an important step forward for our investigation.
“My team are working tirelessly to find all those responsible for the death of Abdirahim and we won’t stop until they’re found and in custody.
“I am still appealing for anyone with any information to come forward – or indeed to those directly involved in this incident. Hand yourselves in.
“Over the last 48 hours my officers have spoken to many people who have helped immensely with our enquiries – information from the public in investigations like this is crucial, but if you haven’t yet spoken to us we would encourage you to contact us.”
DCI Yarwood added: “Were you in the area of Melbourne Street, Maidstone Road, Garendon Street, Maynard Road or Kent Street late on Wednesday evening (8 September) or during the early hours of Thursday morning (9 September)?
“What did you see? What did you hear? What have you been told about this incident? Do you have CCTV or dashcam footage from the area? It could hold vital information.”
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 101 quoting incident 680 of September 8. Information can also be reported online a www.leicspolice.uk.