Leaflet appeal as murder investigation continues

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A week on from the alleged murder of 21-year-old Mohammed Jibreel, officers have been handing out leaflets in the area where the incident happened.

Police were in Taylor Road, Leicester, and the surrounding area this afternoon (Saturday) speaking with people in the community, appealing for information and providing reassurance.

Officers were also on local buses handing leaflets to passengers after enquiries have shown a bus in the area around the time of the incident last week.

Mohammed Jibreel was found injured in the area of Taylor Road and Kashmir Road in St Matthews, Leicester, at around 3pm last Saturday (21 September). He had suffered a stab wound and was taken to hospital where he died during the early hours of Sunday morning.

A murder investigation was launched and enquiries have been ongoing throughout the past week to find those responsible. This has included speaking to witnesses, extensive CCTV analysis and public appeals for information.

The leaflets handed out today show two images of Mohammed and ask for anyone with any information to make contact. This includes appealing to anyone who was in the area last Saturday afternoon as well as anyone who witnessed the incident or saw a group of people running away at around the time of the incident.

It states: “Any information you can provide, no matter how small, could help us.”

The appeal is written in English, Arabic, Gujarati and Somali.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Tony Yarwood said: “We have been carrying out numerous enquiries across the past week including a number of public appeals for witnesses.

“By having officers in the area this afternoon, we hope to continue with our gathering of information while speaking to people in the community following the past week.

“Enquiries have shown a bus in the area at the time, and so with the co-operation of the bus company, we have also had officers engaging with bus passengers in the area today.

“We continue to ask anyone who was in the area at the time and who has any information to make contact with us. Did you witness the incident or did you see people running in the area?

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“Were you on a bus in the area last week? Do you have any images or footage from the area which could assist our enquiries?”

“I would like to thank everyone who has spoken with our officers this afternoon and helped us with our enquiries as well as the bus company for their full co-operation with us.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call 101 quoting incident 372 of 21 September. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or complete a form online using the portal https://mipp.police.uk

Ali Mohamed, 19, of Pembroke Street, Leicester, has been charged with the murder of Mohammed Jibreel and remanded in police custody.

A 17-year-old man, of Leicester, arrested on suspicion of murder has been released under investigation.

A 19-year-old man, of Leicester, arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender as part of the investigation currently remains in police custody being questioned by detectives.