Appeal to trace two significant witnesses to Ali Abucar Ali murder

Images above: CCTV footage of the potential witnesses 

Police have released photos of two ‘significant witnesses’ they would like to speak to about the fatal stabbing of Ali Abucar Ali and the attack on 82-year-old Betty Walsh.

The CCTV images of the two men were uncovered during the investigation who were spotted in the vicinity of the killing, which happened on the evening of Friday 12 November on Albany Road in Brentford.

The first man is described as being white, with ginger hair and black glasses. He was wearing a long grey coat, shorts and trainers and was walking along Wilkes Road towards Albany Road before the incident. He was carrying what looks like a takeaway bag.

The second man was walking up Albany Road toward Brook Road South immediately before the incident. He is described as white, with light hair, distinctive thick framed glasses and a rucksack.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting reference CAD 6423/12Nov. To remain anonymous, please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police are stressing the men are potential witnesses and will not be in any trouble if they come forward.

Images above: CCTV footage of the potential witnesses 

Witnesses should contact police ‘as a matter of urgency’

Detective Chief Inspector Brian Howie, who is leading the investigation, said:

“We are really keen to speak to the men in the CCTV images as we believe they are significant witnesses in the murder of Ali Abucar Ali and the attempted murder of an 82-year-old woman. Please be assured, you are not in any trouble but may be able to assist with the investigation,

“If you are one of the people in the CCTV or if you know who they are, please contact us as a matter of urgency.”

Ali Abucar Ali, 20, was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene. Betty was taken to hospital and has since been discharged with non-life-threatening injuries. Ali attended Chiswick School and was a coach at the Chiswick Gators Basketball Club.

A 37-year-old man was charged with murder and attempted murder on Sunday 14 November.

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