Alexander Kareem with his mother
A man has become the ninth person to be arrested in connection with the murder of Alexander Kareem.
Police detained the 25-year-old in the early hours of Thursday, 27 August. He was taken to a London police station and the latest information is that he is still in custody.
A 17-year-old male was arrested earlier this month on suspicion of murder and bailed to return.
Seven other suspects from across west London were arrested for conspiracy to commit murder in early morning raids across west London on Tuesday 4 August. They include three men aged from 18-23 and one minor aged 16 from Ealing borough along with a 35-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man from Hounslow borough and a 24-year-old man from Brent. All seven have been bailed with the man from Brent rebailed to a date in late October..
The police have described the arrests as a significant development in the investigation into the murder of Alexander in Shepherd’s Bush on 8 June. The 20-year-old, who had no association with gangs or criminality and had been due to go to university, was making a late night trip on his scooter to a convenience store when he was shot. The detectives investigating the case are working on the basis it was a case of mistaken identity.
A white Range Rover Evoque was captured on CCTV passing by the scene of the shooting and was found 25 minutes later burnt out on Ascott Avenue, Ealing.
Detective Chief Inspector Wayne Jolley, from Specialist Crime, who leads the investigation, said, “The investigation into the murder of Alexander Kareem continues at great pace. A ninth arrest this morning is encouraging, but we continue to plea for members of the public to come forward with information.
“We are doing our utmost to get to the bottom of what happened and get justice for Alex and his family. Do the right thing and call police, or Crimestoppers, with what you know. That piece of information, no matter how small you believe it to be, could be vital.”
Anyone with information can contact police by calling 101, Tweet @MetCC or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit Crimestoppers_uk.org. Quote CAD 224/08June
Advice and support is also available through organisations including Knife Free.
If you are a young person and don’t want to speak to the police, contact Fearless: they are a totally independent charity and remain 100 per cent anonymous, they never ask your name and they cannot trace your call IP address or device you use.
August 31, 2020