THE family of Mohamed Farah, one of the teenagers murdered in the Fishermead shootings on May 26, have given a heartfelt appeal to find his killers.
His mother Fadumo – alongside brother Hakeem, dad Hashim Hassan and family friend Kaltum Norr – appealed for anyone who had information to come forward so that they could lay their son to rest. Speaking at a special police briefing today (June 17), she said: “I spoke to him the day he died and I wish I knew that was the last time I would speak to him. I have tried to be strong but now I want to know who did this to my son.”
Fadumo recalled the last day she spoke to her son and his future plans to move to Norway and study to become a lawyer or a maths teacher.
Detective superintendent, Rob Mason, said: “As an investigation it is frustrating. We knew it would be hard but we are pleased with the progress we have made so far.
“We share the opinion of the family that someone knows something. If people are concerned about coming forward then they can do so in confidence. I despise having to put the family through this as it is very difficult but anyone who has heard the anguish of the mother today should get in touch with any information.”
Afterwards the family visited the scene of the shootings where Mohamed’s brother Hakeem, said: “This has been very difficult, and we are absolutely devastated. It’s hard knowing that the person or people who did this are still out there.
“I would ask people to put themselves in our shoes and understand what we’re going through.”
For full story read Tuesday’s (June 21) edition of Citizen First.