Neighbour watched in horror as teen died in pool of blood after brutal attack

A neighbour has described the moment she watched paramedics try to resuscitate a teenage boy for more than an hour after he was beaten and stabbed in a brutal attack.

Abdirashid Mohamoud was ambushed by a gang of thugs and stabbed to death in the gruesome attack.

He was chased from a park before he was subjected to a harrowing two-minute beating on Friday night.

The louts pulled up at Syon Park in Isleworth, south-west London – where 17-year-old Abdirashid was and chased him into a block of flats where he was killed.

Scotland Yard detectives have launched a murder investigation and are hunting the gang – who all wore dark clothing – though no arrests have yet been made.

Residents ran out to help Abdirashid as he lay on the floor, but he tragically died in a pool of his own blood.

One terrified mother of two watched on in horror as police and paramedics battled for an hour to desperately save the teenager.

She said the gang of six rained down blows on the youngster with different objects as he screamed in terror.

Her neighbours ran out of a block of flats on to the pathway where he was bleeding to death to try and save him.

The witness looked shaken and pale as she recounted the traumatic events at the weekend.

The neighbour, who asked not to be named, said: "I looked out of the window and saw five or six battering this younger youth. I stepped back.

"I called 999 and that was at 10.37pm. Literally for two minutes they were just beating him up. There were five or six of them all in dark black.

"They were big and dressed in puffa jackets.

"They were hitting him with something – kicking him as well. They obviously ran from somewhere and stopped at that point.

"The boy was shouting. While I was on the phone, I was describing what was going on. I said 'It is happening right now'.

"They were just beating him really severely. He was lying on the floor, then the residents came from the block where it happened.

"There were two men and a blonde woman. She was on the phone – I presume to the emergency services as well.

"One of the neighbours, who was Asian, was checking his pulse.

"I could see shiny fluid and I knew it was the poor boy's blood.

"I told the operator: 'There is no movement'.

"The young man was desperately trying to revive him, and I could see blood on his hands.

"Then the police quickly arrived. The police and paramedics spent over an hour trying to resuscitate him.

"I've never seen anything so brutal in my life. It was horrific. It will haunt me for the rest of my life.

"My heart goes out to that poor boy's family. I can't help but think about that boy. He must've been absolutely terrified."

Other shocked neighbours said they saw a gang fleeing the scene after hearing a scream.

Police officers cordoned off the entire area after the attack, and forensics were seen probing nearby streets for clues.

A post-mortem examination carried out at Uxbridge Mortuary in west London yesterday revealed Abdirashid, from Brentford, north-west London, died from stab injuries.

Police say they are "keeping an open mind" about the motive behind Abdirashid's murder.

Detective Chief Inspector Richard Leonard, who is leading the investigation for the Met Police, said: "Our enquiries have established that the victim was in Syon Park close to the flats with a group of other people.

"A vehicle pulled up and a group of males got out. They chased the victim and attacked him in Union Lane.

"I need to speak to anyone who was in the park or the surrounding area at around 10.30pm on Friday night or who has information that could assist this investigation. They should get in touch immediately."

Anyone with information should call 101.

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