One year on from the murder of 22-year-old Noore Bashir Salad in Newham, detectives are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
Detective Sergeant Mike Herrick, investigating, said: “Noore was brutally shot and stabbed in the street on this day last year and despite multiple arrests we have yet to charge the murderers.
“I am hoping that with the passing of a year, someone who didn’t feel they could speak to us as the time of the murder may now feel able to come forward.
“Noore’s murder was savage and intentional. The injuries inflicted were nothing less than catastrophic making it difficult for medics at the scene to even establish whether they were caused by a gun or a knife. Eye witness accounts stated that the killers continued to attack him, even though he was mortally injured.
“The sheer brutality and mindlessness of the violence employed by those responsible makes it vital that they are identified, apprehended and placed before the courts. If you have information please help us to remove these dangerous individuals from your community.
“So often people think that their information is not significant and won’t make a difference, but that is never the case. By gathering evidence and speaking with people at the time of the murder we have built a picture of events leading up to, and immediately following, Noore’s death. Could your information be a missing piece of our picture?”
Police were called by London Ambulance Service [LAS] at just before 21:30 on 8 April 2019 to reports of an injured man at Church Road, E12.
Officers and LAS attended.
At the scene Noore Bashir Salad, who was 22 years old and from Stratford, was found suffering from knife and gunshot wounds. LAS medics provided treatment on the street in an attempt to save him, but he sadly died at the scene.
A post-mortem examination would later find that a knife wound to the leg was the blow that had ended Noore’s life.
A homicide investigation was launched and, in the weeks following the murder, a number of arrests were made – ten men were arrested on suspicion of murder and one woman was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.
All eleven suspects are currently released under investigation pending further enquiries.
Anyone who has information is asked to call the incident room directly on 020 8345 3715