The murder victim of the double-stabbing incident that occurred in Brentford, West London yesterday evening has been named by his family.
Ali Abucar Ali, who is in his 20s, was found dead by police and paramedics after they were called to reports of a stabbing on Albany Parade at 8pm yesterday evening (12 November). A gofundme page has been set up by Ali’s family.
The page reads: “On Friday the 12th of November we lost a son, a brother and a friend. Our beloved brother Ali has returned to our lord, May all forgive him for his sins” The most caring, humble, funniest young man, I Don’t have a single memory of him without seeing his amazing smile.”
The gofundme page has only been live an hour, but £3,000 has already been raised.Tributes have been pouring in on social media after the tragic news broke, to the shock of local residents.”A true Brentford Hero,” one person wrote. “Heart-wrenching tragedy,” another person added.An 82-year-old woman was also taken to hospital suffering stab injuries. Her condition is serious but has been assessed as not life-threatening. She has been named locally as Betty Walsh. Brentford locals have described Ms Walsh as a well-known local barmaid who had worked in the trade “for most of her life”.
It is thought that Ali was stepping in to protect Betty, when he himself got caught up in the attack. An urgent investigation was launched, which is now led by homicide detectives from Specialist Crime.A man, aged in his 30s, was arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder this morning.He has been taken into custody at a London police station.The roads surrounding Albany Parade were cordoned off while forensics teams investigated, but have since re-opened this afternoon.