murder on Askew Road on wednesday has been named by Police as Jaabe Roberts, who was 28 years old. His family have released this statement, appealing for help from the public:
"The whole family is devastated by our loss. Jaabe's family and friendsloved him so much. I, Marcia (mother), along with his sisters andnine-year-old brother cannot understand why this has happened to ourbeloved son and brother. His brother keeps asking what's wrong withJaabe and why he can't come home. We are appealing to anyone with anyinformation to please pass this onto the police. The incident room number is 020 8247 7821"
The full Police statement reads as follows:
At 01.00hrs on Wednesday 9 June a man was found collapsed in Askew Road W12. It is believed he had been at a nearby address in Askew Road when he was stabbed, before making his way out into the street.
The victim aged 28 years was taken by ambulance to a west London hospital where he died shortly after arrival. The victim has now been identified as Jaabe (pronounced Jay-be) Roberts(13.6.81 - 28 ys), of Edith Rd, W6. Next of kin have been informed.
A post-mortem examination gave cause of death as a stab wound to the heart.
An incident room has been opened under DCI Howard Groves (HSCC) Anyone with any information is asked to contact the incident room on 0208247 7821; if you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800555 111. + On 9 June three men [A - 57 ys; B - 37 ys; C - 31 ys] and one woman [D- 42 ys] were arrested in connection with the investigation and were taken to west an central London police stations. A/B were later releasedwith no further action; C/D are bailed to return in September and Augustrespectively pending further inquiries.