Essex

Police given more time to question man over Harlow stabbing

Hassan Abdi Mohamed Image copyright Essex Police
Image caption Hassan Abdi Mohamed was found collapsed on a path close to Holly Field in the town last Saturday morning

Detectives have been given more time to question a man arrested on suspicion of murder after a father-of-two was stabbed to death in broad daylight.

Hassan Abdi Mohamed, 48, from Harlow, was found collapsed on a path close to Holly Field in the town last Saturday at 10:45 GMT.

He died from a single stab wound to the chest.

An 18-year-old man from North London was arrested in Edmonton on Friday night.

Magistrates have granted officers an extension for him to remain in custody for a further 36 hours.

Image caption Officers confirmed they are still searching for the murder weapon, thought to be a large knife

Detectives believe Mr Mohammed had been walking along the pathway that leads from Southern Way to Pyenest Road shortly before he was attacked.

His partner, who police have not named, paid tribute to him, saying what happened to "our beloved Hassan" was a "complete shock."

"He was a loving father to our two gorgeous children, who adored him," she added.

Officers confirmed they are still searching for the murder weapon, which is thought to be a large knife.

Image caption Essex Police said the man was found on a pathway between Pyenest Road and Southern Way in Harlow

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