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Police seek help from public to identify man

Police investigating the murder of Darren Augustine, who was from Ealing, have released images of a man they want to identify.

Darren, 44, died following an incident at an address in Brentwick Gardens, in Brentford in the early hours of 26 April 2023.

The man police want to identify was with Darren – they were attempting to gain entry with the intent to carry out a burglary at the address at the time Darren was stabbed and killed.

Police appeal for information about this man. Photo: Metropolitan Police
Police appeal for information about this man. Photo: Metropolitan Police

Detective Inspector Jason Fitzpatrick from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command said: “My team continues to work tirelessly to piece together the facts about what happened in the early hours of 26 April and the events that culminated in Darren’s death.

“CCTV analysis has confirmed this man was with Darren and attended the flat in Brentwick Gardens – we need to know who he is and I would urge anyone who knows his identity to come forward and speak to police.”

Darren Augustine. Photo: Met Police
Darren Augustine. Photo: Met Police

Anyone who can assist in identifying this man, or who has information about Darren’s murder is asked to call 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting 873/26APR. If you wish to remain anonymous please call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit Crimestoppers-uk.org.

Ten people – seven men and three women – from inside the flat were arrested on suspicion of murder during the initial stages of this investigation. All have been released with no further action and continue to assist with the investigation.

A 28-year-old man was arrested on Monday, 1 May on suspicion of Darren’s murder and has been bailed pending further enquiries to a date in early August.

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