EXTRA police patrolled the streets of a Sheffield community last night – one week to the day that an 18-year-old man was killed.
Detectives investigating the death of 18-year-old Abdulla Awil Mohamed, from Burngreave, used the occasion to renew their appeal for witnesses or anyone who has any information to come forward.
Chief Superintendent Andy Barrs said: “Residents have been very supportive of the investigation and they can expect to see more detectives in their community. We would urge anyone with information about this murder to please speak with these officers.”
Officers patrolled Coleridge Road, Darnall, where the Sheffield Hallam University engineering student died after he was hit by a car which had mounted the pavement.
Police also patrolled Staniforth Road, Darnall, where there had been another disturbance on the night Abdulla died.
There were a number of incidents in Darnall on the night of the murder, which are all being looked at to establish possible links with the fatal incident.
Residents claim mobs of rival youths had clashed - and just moments before Abdualla died they said loud shouting could be heard.
Officers on the street last night were asking where locals were between 5pm and 9pm last Thursday, in a bid to trace potential witnesses who may not have come to their notice so far.
Mohammed Abdul Kahar, 19, of Swarcliffe Road, Darnall, Muhibur Rahman Jahangir, 19, of Flaxby Road, Darnall, Aminur Mohammed Rahman, 20, of Jubilee Road, Darnall, and Nizamul Hoque, 19, of Willow Drive, Handsworth, have all been charged with murder.
They are remanded in custody until Monday, when there will be a hearing at Sheffield Crown Court.