Man with links to Ilford wanted over murder investigation

PUBLISHED: 12:09 25 August 2017 | UPDATED: 12:18 25 August 2017

Raza Khan, who has links to Ilford, is wanted in connection with a fatal stabbing in west London. Picture: Met

Raza Khan, who has links to Ilford, is wanted in connection with a fatal stabbing in west London. Picture: Met


Detectives are appealing to trace a man with connections to Ilford over a fatal stabbing in west London last year.

Police want to speak to 19-year-old Raza Khan in relation to the murder of Khalid Safi in Acton on December 1.

Khalid, 18, was found dying with stab wounds after an altercation at around 6.30pm.

He was rushed to hospital but died that night.

Scotland Yard has released an image of Mr Khan, who they wish to speak to about the events of that night.

Police are urging anyone who recognizes him or knows where he is to contact police immediately.

Detectives believe Mr Khan is likely to still be in the UK.

He is known to have links to Ilford, as well as Acton, Wembley, Friern Barnet, Tottenham and Dover, in Kent.

Det Ch Insp Sam Price, who is leading the investigation, said: “We are continuing our appeal for information about this fatal stabbing.

“We believe that some witnesses to the fatal stabbing or the moments leading up to it have not yet come forward and we would urge them to make contact with police as soon as possible.

“We are particularly keen to trace Raza Khan who we believe has crucial information about what happened to Khalid.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the police incident room on 020 8721 4054.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit

Two people have previously been arrested in connection with this murder.

A 19-year-old woman was arrested on December 7 2016, and charged on August 16 with conspiracy to commit GBH.

A 22-year-old man who was arrested on March 29 on suspicion of assisting an offender has been released with no action.

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