Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of a Slough man in Southall are appealing for witnesses.

Sufi Oslamn, 22, died following the vicious attack which happened in the early hours of Monday. He was found fatally stabbed outside a shop on the Broadway, Southall near the junction with Saxon Road at 4am after police received reports of an injured man. He died soon after in hospital.

Detectives from Specialist Crime South (Homicide) are investigating. Two men were arrested the same evening.

Detective Chief Inspector Robert Pack, said: “This attack took place in the early hours of the morning, but we believe there would have been people still around who would have seen what happened.

“It appears that the victim was chased across the road at one point, then both the victim and his assailant may have briefly collided with a passing car. This car, which we believe to be a dark coloured VW Polo or Golf hatchback, did not stop.

“It is quite possible that the driver of the car did not realise what was happening and we urgently need this person to come forward. Let me assure the car’s driver that we only wish to speak to them as a witness to the murder investigation.

“We also need people who were in Southall Broadway to come forward. You may have seen people hanging around or the build up to the stabbing and motorists may have been recording their journey on a dashcam.

“We urgently need these people to speak to police, your information or footage could be vital.

“We are keeping an open mind on the motive for this attack and any speculation is just rumour and unhelpful. It is only by providing police with information that we will find out the true facts about how a young man came to lose his life.”

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Please quote CAD 826/23SEP.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at

*Yesterday (Thursday) Samater Hirad, 21, of no fixed address, was charged with murder and possession of a pointed or bladed article and was due to appear at Ealing Magistrates’ Court. A 22-year-old man has been bailed pending further inquiries.