Fishermead Shootings: Family Appeal
17 June 2011, 12:17
The mum of one of the Somali teenagers shot dead in an alleyway has made a tearful appeal for anyone with information about their killings to come forward.
Mohamed Abdi Farah, 19, (shown below left) and Amin Ahmed Ismail, 18, were shot on Milton Keynes' Fishermead estate just after 10pm on Thursday 26 May 2010. Eight people have been arrested on suspicion of murdering them but all have been released on bail.
Mohamed's mum Fadumo Abdi gave an emotional speech to reporters at Milton Keynes' Bletchley Police Station on Friday 17 June 2011, in which she urged anyone with information about the teenagers' deaths to come forward.
"I have tried to be strong but it's too hard. I want to know who did this to my son. His family and his friends want to be able to bury him and say a proper goodbye. But to be able to do that we need to know who killed him."
The family think someone knows who's responsible for the killings.
Fadumo Abdi continued, "You may be scared or you may be protecting your own sons or loved one. But if they have murdered my Mohamed and his friend Amin you have to know in your heart protecting them is wrong."
Watch the appeal in full
A reward of up to £5,000 has been put forward by Crimestoppers for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of anyone responsible for the shootings. You can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Anyone with information can also call Thames Valley Police on 0845 8 505 505.