Father of Kentish Town man stabbed to death in York Way calls for justice as three arrested
PUBLISHED: 13:38 01 July 2013 | UPDATED: 21:30 10 July 2013
The "heartbroken" father of a young man from Kentish Town stabbed to death in the middle of a street has called for justice after three suspects were arrested over the killing.
Mohamed Abdullahi was knifed in York Way, near the junction with Camden Road, outside Aspendos Bar and Grill in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Horrified witnesses described watching paramedics try to revive the 20-year-old in the street before he was stretchered into the back of an ambulance.
Speaking from the family home in Montpelier Grove, Kentish Town, distraught father Aydarus, 48, spoke of the family’s shock.
He said: “We are heartbroken that this could happen just like any other parents would be.
“We are also looking for justice. It’s very sad and tragic, but the truth will come out. I hope those who have done this will be brought to justice.
“You see these kind of crimes on the TV but you just never think it would happen to your own son.”
The call for justice comes after two 19-year-old men and an 18-year-old woman were last night arrested after police launched a murder investigation.
A post-mortem examination on Saturday at the Whittington Hospital found his death had been caused by a number of stab wounds.
Witnesses described frantic scenes as the emergency services cordoned off the street shortly after the stabbing just before 1am.
Vincent Cardon, who works in the nearby The Unicorn pub, said: “There must have been about four or five police cars and there was this guy just lying in the street.
“You could see they were trying to revive him and then they put him in a stretcher and carried him to the ambulance.
“But the ambulance sat there for about 20 minutes before it turned its blue lights off and that must have been the moment they realised he was dead.”
Ali Gull, manager at Pizza Direct opposite the stab scene, told how the cordon stayed in place until the following morning.
Floral tributes have been laid at the scene.
Police continue to call for witnesses.
Det Con Insp Matt Bonner said: “We believe this to have been a targeted attack on the victim.
“I need to hear from anyone who saw a group of three or four males near to Aspendos Bar and Grill in York Way close to the junction with Camden Road, at around 00.45am.”
Witnesses should call the incident room on 020 8358 0200 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.