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Police appeal to public or anyone that ‘filmed the attack’ in Barnet to come forward

Met Police are appealing to anyone that witnessed the murder of Mohammad Raza Gulzar in Barnet, or anyone that may have filmed the attack on their mobile phones to come forward.

Police are keen to speak to anyone who might have witnessed an altercation in High Road, Whetstone, Barnet that ended in a stabbing at around 22:24hrs on Thursday, 17 June.

Police have said that they believe at least one member of the public did film the incident and they are particularly interested to hear from those that may have filmed the altercation or the stabbing.

Shortly before the stabbing occurred, four vehicles were seen traveling to the High Road in Whetstone when (one) of those vehicles – a blue Lexus Saloon – appeared to deliberately crash into one of the other vehicles, a dark coloured BMW.

The occupants of all four vehicles then engage in a confrontation which resulted in 29-year-old victim, Mohammad, being stabbed twice.

The suspects then made off from the scene in a blue Lexus Saloon and a black Range Rover. The Lexus vehicle headed in the direction of St Margarets Avenue and was later found ablaze in Tillingham Way, near the junction with Twineham Green. The black Range Rover made off in the direction of Totteride Lane and the vehicle was later found near Dale Grove, N12.

Police also confirmed that a post-mortem examination was carried out at Haringey Mortuary on Wednesday, 23 June and gave the cause of death as a stab wound.

Senior Investigating Officer Detective Chief Inspector Laurence Smith, said: “My team has been working tirelessly around the clock to establish the events that lead to the sad death of Mohammad Raza Gulzar a few days after the attack.

“Today, a week on from the attack, I am appealing to members of the public that may have any information relating to this incident to come forward and speak to the police. Any information that you provide, no matter how insignificant it may seem, might be crucial to our investigation.

“I am specifically appealing to anyone that may have filmed the incident on their mobile phone or anyone that may have seen the blue Lexus or the black Range Rover on the short journeys that they took immediately after the stabbing.

“Someone in the area may perhaps have seen the blue Lexus with a damaged front arriving at Tillingham Way near the junction with Twineham Green. I would urge residents that live in the area and anyone that was driving in the area on Thursday, 17 June to check their door bell and dashcam footage.”

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has mobile phone, dash-cam or doorbell footage should call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD8736/17JUN.