Detectives name the man beaten to death in Wembley on Valentine’s Day

Detectives formally identify victim as 35-year-old Somali

Detectives have released the name of the man beaten to death in Wembley in the early hours of Valentine’s Day.

Omer Jama Abdi, 35, who lives in Wembley, was found with serious head injuries in St John’s Road, at around 2.20am on Tuesday.

He was rushed to Northwick Park Hospital where he died at 3.27am.

A post mortem into the cause of Mr Abdi’s death was inconclusive so further tests are being carried out.


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Investigating officers believe Mr Abdi, who is originally from Somalia, was involved in a fight with two compatriots at an address on the road.

They are keen to speak to man captured on CCTV who was in the area at the time.

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Detective Inspector Mark Lawson, of the Homicide and Serious Crime Command, said: “We are urging anyone who recognises the man who has been captured on CCTV to come forward and speak to us.

“This was a horrendous attack on a man who lost his life in a relatively quiet residential road in Wembley, over what we believe was 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 will have Somali speaking officers on-hand to assist.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8358 0200 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.

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