Murder charge after man stabbed at block of flats
AMAN has been charged with murder following the discovery of a man’s body at a block of flats in Easton last week.
Thirty-two-year-old Bashir Abdullah, was found with serious injuries at a flat in Lansdowne Court at around 5.15pm on Thursday.
A post-mortem examination confirmed that he had died as a result of being stabbed.
Jamal Sheik-Mohammed, of Lansdowne Court, has been charged with Bashir’s murder. The 51-year-old has been remanded in custody and is due to appear before Bristol Magistrates’ Court today.
The family of Bashir Abdullah have released a photograph of their beloved son.
Senior Investigating Officer DI Mike Buck said: “Our thoughts go out to the friends and family of Bashir who are going through a terrible ordeal.
“Our investigation is focusing on finding out exactly how and why he died.
“There will be a continuing police presence in the area over the weekend and I’d like to reassure residents that we’re treating it as a contained incident, so there is no wider risk to the public.
“If anyone has information which would be relevant to our investigation, please get in touch.”
Police have asked anyone who is able to help to contact them, by either calling 101 quoting reference 5219 006 871, or visit the Avon and Somerset Police website.
Alternatively you can pass on information through independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously, or via their online form. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court or have to speak to police when contacting Crimestoppers.
Above, the photograph of victim Bashir Abdullah released by his family; right, the scene outside the flats in Easton last week following the discovery of his body