Case: Teenager stabbed in Acton: Khalid Safi
Khalid Safi
Case unsolved
Status: Unsolved
Categories: Teenage Victim
Case synopsis:

Khalid Safi, 18, was stabbed to death in Acton on 1 December 2016.

Police were called to a fight in Victoria Road at around 6.30pm.

Mr Safi, who came to the UK as a child refugee from Afghanistan and lived in Southwark, was pronounced dead in hospital the same evening.

A post-mortem gave the cause of death as a stab wound to the heart.

In June 2017 police renewed appeals for information released a picture of a man they wish to talk to - 19 year-old Raza Khan, who is still believed to be in the UK.

Khalid Safi

Suspect Raza Khan (left, in jacket) and victim Khalid Safi

The appeal was renewed on 1 December 2017 and a reward of £5,000 was offered by the Crimestoppers charity for information leading to the arrest of Khan.

Detective Chief Inspector Sam Price, who is leading the investigation for the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: "One year on from Khalid's murder we continue to seek the whereabouts of Raza Khan, 19, who is wanted for questioning by police in connection with the killing.

"Similarly, with the passing of twelve months, I am hoping that witnesses who may have been hesitant to come forward at the time may now feel able to speak with officers.

"In addition, anyone providing information anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers could be eligible for a reward of up to £5,000."

DCI Price added: "We are particularly keen to trace Raza Khan who we believe has crucial information about what happened to Khalid."

Khalid's brother Shamsullah Safi said: "It has been one year since Khalid was killed and I have not forgotten my brother for a single minute. I want the attacker to be brought justice as soon as possible. My brother's death has completely ruined my life.

"My brother was very young, only 19 years old when he was killed in the street. He came to London for a better life but was killed for no reason. I want to appeal to anyone, especially the Afghan Community who has any information to come forward and speak to the police."

Anyone with any information concerning this incident is asked to call the police incident room on 020 8721 4054. To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit

Fatima Khan, 19, was charged with conspiracy to commit GBH on 16 August 2017 and further charged with murder on 31 October 2017.

She is due to stand trial at the Old Bailey on 21 May 2018.

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