Deptford: Picture released of suspect on the run after machete attack outside mosque

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The incident happened outside the Deptford Islamic Centre in Childers Street on Friday February 9.

A manhunt is under way following an "extermely violent" machete attack outside a mosque.

The Met Police says Abdullahi Mohamed, 24, is wanted in connection with the incident which happened directly outside the Deptford Islamic Centre, in Childers Street, on Friday February 9.

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The victim, a man in his 20s, was taken to hospital with a stab wound. His condition was not life threatening.

Police, who say the incident is not thought to have been a hate crime, have released an image of the suspect.

DC James Richardson, from the local policing team in south-east London, said: “Mohamed is fully aware that police are trying to locate him for this offence. Anyone who knows him or has information on his whereabouts should contact us.

"This was an extremely violent attack, using a large machete, and Mohamed is believed to be dangerous”.

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Abdullahi Mohamed, 24, is wanted in connection with a stabbing outside Deptford Islamic Centre.Abdullahi Mohamed, 24, is wanted in connection with a stabbing outside Deptford Islamic Centre.
Abdullahi Mohamed, 24, is wanted in connection with a stabbing outside Deptford Islamic Centre. | MPS

Anyone with information about Abdullahi Mohamed's whereabouts can call 101 or X @MetCC quoting CRIS 3203506/24.

Police say, for an immediate sighting, do not approach Momahed but call 999.

People can provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.