Redbridge teenager arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder

Victim Khalid Safi. Picture Met Police.

Victim Khalid Safi. Picture Met Police. - Credit: Met Police

A 19–year–old woman was arrested at an address in Redbridge yesterday on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.

On Thursday, December 1, police were called to Victoria Road, Acton at 6.30pm following reports of a fight.

Officers and the London Ambulance Service (LAS) found Khalid Safi, 18, at the scene suffering from stab injuries.

He was taken by LAS to a west London hospital where he died a short time later.

A post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as a stab wound to the heart.

The 19–year-old woman has been bailed until early January 2017, pending further enquiries.

Detectives continue to appeal for witnesses or anyone with information to contact them.

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Det Ch Insp Sam Price, who is leading the investigation for the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: “There were a lot of people in the area of Victoria Road at the time of the incident and, while we have spoken to several people, I believe that not everyone has come forward at this time.

“I am continuing to appeal for anyone who witnessed the fatal stabbing or the moments leading up to it to contact officers in the incident room.

“I would urge anyone who can assist our investigation to come forward as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the police incident room on 0208 721 4054.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org.