August 13, 2022

Young Hero victim named: Ali Abucar Ali killed while helping elderly woman who was seriously injured in an attack

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A 37-year-old man has been charged following a double stabbing in Brentford, west London, which left a 20-year-old dead and an elderly woman in hospital.

Norris Henry of Brook Road South, Brentford has been charged with the murder of the young man, who has been named as Ali Abucar Ali.

He has also been charged with the attempted murder of an 82-year-old woman and is set to appear in custody at Uxbridge Magistrates’ court on Monday.

Police were called on Friday evening to Albany Parade where they found the victims suffering from stab injuries.

Ali Abucar Ali was killed while trying to protect pensioner Betty Walsh from a knife crime


The male victim in yesterday’s attack, named by his family as Ali Abucar Ali, may have stepped in to protect fellow victim, pensioner Betty Walsh, when he was caught up in the attack, according to locals.

He was stabbed and pronounced dead shortly after paramedics arrived at the scene outside the kebab shop in Brentford.

According to one local resident, Ms Walsh had gone for a kebab when she was attacked, before Mr Ali jumped in to help and was fatally injured himself.

Ali Abucar Ali was pronounced dead at the scene and the woman, who has been locally named as Betty Walsh, was taken to hospital, where she remains in a serious condition.

However, her injuries have been classed as not life-threatening.

Cordons have remained in place in Albany Parade, Albany Road and the surrounding area.

Det Ch Insp Brian Howie said: “Any local people who have information or concerns should speak with officers working at these locations.

“I would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or had any interaction with the suspect near the scene but has yet to speak with police.

“Also, anyone who may have footage, whether from doorbells, dashcams or mobile devices, is also urged to check that material and make contact with police should there by anything relevant to our investigation.”

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