London crime: First picture of man, 28, found dead on roadside on Halloween as murder investigation launched

The first picture of a man found dead on the side of the road in West London has been released.

The body of Mohamed Muhiyidin, 28, was discovered on Sipson Lane, Harlington (UB3) at 6.16am on Sunday (October 31) after a passing motorist noticed a person lying at the side of the road.

Officers attended with London Ambulance Service paramedics who found Mohamed in what was believed to be a state of cardiac arrest.

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He was pronounced dead at the scene at 7am despite the efforts of the emergency services.

A murder investigation has since been launched, and Mohamed’s next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

A post-mortem examination is scheduled to take place tomorrow (November 2) at Uxbridge mortuary.

Police are now appealing for anyone with information to come forward and speak with police or speak anonymously to Crimestoppers.

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Detective Inspector Melanie Pressley, of the Met’s specialist crime command, said: “Whilst my team are working hard to gather evidence and confirm the circumstances of the incident, I am appealing to anyone with information about this incident to come forward.

“Specifically, anyone who drove along Sipson Lane on Saturday or in the early hours of Sunday morning should think about anything untoward that they saw or heard, and check dashcam footage.

“I would also ask anyone who knew Mohamed and may know why someone would wish to do him harm, to speak to us.

“Mohamed’s family are grieving the loss of their son and nephew. We know that there will be people who are aware of how and why Mohamed was killed, and we would remind those people that they can share information completely confidentially with Crimestoppers.”

Anyone with information should call 101 or tweet @MetCC, giving the reference 2365/31OCT.

Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers, anonymously, by calling 0800 555 111 or by visiting

Did you know Mohamed and would like to pay tribute? If so, get in touch by contacting [email protected]

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