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Camden murders: Police seek drivers who were at the scene of Malden Road stabbing

Witnesses report suspects arriving in a van at scene of second killing

22 February, 2018 — By William McLennan

Detectives want to speak to anyone driving near Prince of Wales Road

POLICE investigating the murders of two young men in Kentish Town want to speak to drivers who were in the area on Tuesday night.

Abdikarim Hassan, 17, was stabbed to death in Islip Street at around 8:30pm on Tuesday. Sadiq Aadam, 20, was set upon near Queen’s Crescent an hour and a half later. He suffered horrific knife injuries and died at the scene.

Witnesses have told the New Journal that they saw four or five suspects emerging from a van, before Mr Aadam was subjected to a frenzied attack.

Detective Inspector Simon Pickford, who is leading the investigation in Mr Aadam’s death, said: “I particularly want to speak to anyone who was driving in the area of Malden Road around the time of the incident.”

Sadiq Aadam, left, his brother, centre, and cousin, right

Police cordoned off the stretch of road between Prince of Wales Road and Marsden Road, as well as part of St Silas Place and the connecting footpaths.

Mr Aadam’s brother, Mohamed, was murdered in Hampstead Road in September. Their cousin Mohamed Abullahi, known as “Lefty”, was murdered in York Way in 2013.

Abdikarim lived on the Peckwater Estate

A third stabbing took place in Aldenham Road, Somers Town, on Tuesday night. Police were flagged down at around 8:20pm and found a 16-year-old boy suffering “non-life threatening” knife wounds.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Considine, who is leading the investigation into Abdikarim’s death said: “We are also continuing to try and establish whether this is linked to the non-fatal stabbing that took place a little earlier that evening in Aldenham Street, NW1, and the fatal stabbing that took place a short time later in Malden Road, NW5.”

DI Pickford said: “It is absolutely vital that anyone with information comes forward to speak to us; a family is mourning the loss of a young man and we will continue working to ensure that those responsible are held accountable.”

Any witnesses, or anyone with information that may assist police, is urged to call the incident room on 020 8358 0100. To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit the

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