Further arrest made in Sarmad Al-Saidi murder investigation

Posted on - 12th February, 2021 - 2:27pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Deepdale, Lancashire Police, Preston News
Sarmad Al-Saidi who died after being attacked in Deepdale on 23 December Pic: Justgiving

Detectives investigating the murder of a teenager in Preston have made a further arrest.


The 18-year-old man was arrested yesterday (Thursday 11 February) on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.

They have now been released under investigation.

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Officers were called to an address in Chatham Place at 5.43pm on Wednesday December 23rd last year where the victim, 16-year-old Sarmad Al-Saidi from Preston, was found with stab injuries to his chest and legs.

He was initially treated at the scene but was later transferred to hospital where he sadly died on Sunday 27 December.

Three males – Jamie Dixon, 18, of Clayton Avenue, Leyland, and a 16-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy who cannot be identified for legal reasons, are charged with Sarmad’s murder.

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A 20-year-old man, a 28-year-old woman, both from Preston, and a 36-year-old woman from Leyland all previously arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender have since been released under investigation.

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Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting log 0575 of December 24, 2020, or report it via the major incident portal here. Alternatively call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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