The daddy of a youngster murdered in east London 5 years in the past has issued a plea to search out his son’s killers as police supplied a £20,000 reward for info that might resolve the crime.
Sami Sidhom, 18, was fatally stabbed simply earlier than 11pm on April 16 2018 in Chestnut Avenue, Forest Gate.
The regulation pupil was on his method house after watching a soccer match between West Ham United and Stoke Metropolis on the London Stadium in close by Stratford.
Police have supplied a £20,000 reward for any info that results in the arrest and conviction of these accountable for Sami’s homicide.
Samer Sidhom, Sami’s father, mentioned: “My son’s life was taken away for no purpose in anyway. It’s so merciless, he did nothing mistaken.
“In the event you’re on the market, and you already know who these individuals are, I plead with you to do the fitting factor. Sammy didn’t deserve this and we have to have justice.
“If these killers proceed strolling free, they will simply do it to another person. There’s a reward of £20,000 being supplied and you may present info anonymously. Please contact anonymously, we’d like your assist.”
After Sami watched the soccer match in Stratford, he then took a bus to Romford Highway and continued his journey on foot.
He walked alongside Sebert Highway, turned left into Cranmer Highway, after which took one other left into Capel Highway, earlier than crossing over into Chestnut Avenue.
Whereas Sami was crossing, CCTV confirmed a silver automobile approaching and three males chasing Sami again into Chestnut Avenue adopted by the identical automobile.
The identical silver automobile was seen driving off together with one other automobile after the assault.
Since 2018, detectives have pursued plenty of traces of inquiry leading to 10 arrests, however no costs have been filed.
An nameless particular person has supplied plenty of tip-offs to the police however has by no means spoken on to officers.
Detective Chief Inspector Mark Rogers mentioned: “It has now been five-and-a-half years since Sami’s homicide and his household are nonetheless looking for solutions as to who killed him.
“I consider individuals within the Newham neighborhood know who was accountable for the homicide. I perceive how daunting it may be to return ahead after such a horrible crime, however hopefully now a while has handed somebody will likely be courageous sufficient to return ahead and inform us what they know.
“Sami’s household have been devastated by the mindless lack of their son. They’ve had solely questions, however no justice.
“I urge anybody who has details about Sami’s homicide, however specifically the one that has reached out anonymously earlier than to supply key info, to contact us.”
Anybody with info can name police on 020 8345 3715 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line.