Detectives investigating Wembley murder release new image of a car captured near the scene

Appeal to trace Silver Vauxhall Corsa in connection with killing of Omer Jama Abdi

Detectives investigating the murder of a Wembley man on Valentine’s Day have released an image of a car they would like to trace.

Omer Jama Abdi died shortly after he was discovered with head injuries in St John’s Road, Wembley, in the early hours of February 14.

Investigating officers believe the 35-year-old Somali had been in a fight with two compatriots.

Today (Thursday), officers have released a photograph of a three-door silver Vauxhall Corsa which was captured by CCTV on nearby Elm Road.

They are keen to trace the car’s driver and any possible passengers.

Detectives have also re-iterated an appeal to trace a man who was also captured on CCTV near the scene and for any witnesses to come forward.

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DI Mark Lawson, who is leading the murder hunt, said: “We are urging anyone who recognises the silver Corsa and man captured on CCTV to come forward and speak to us.

“This was a vicious attack on a man who lost his life in a relatively quiet residential road in Wembley, over a what we believe is a domestic dispute.

“We believe that the male suspect frequents the Wembley area and I am particularly keen to hear from anyone within the Somali community who can help us identify him.

“All calls will be treated with the utmost confidence, and we have a dedicated number for any Somali speaking witnesses who wish to speak to us.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8358 0200, a dedicated Somali speaking line dial 020 8358 1241 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

A 39-year-old-man who was arrested on suspicion of murder has been bailed to return to a police station next month pending further enquiries.