Park Lane New Year murder: Manhunt for 'dangerous' pair over Tudor Simionov killing

19 January 2019, 06:49 | Updated: 19 January 2019, 10:10

Detectives investigating the murder of a security guard at a New Year's Eve party in central London are hunting two "dangerous individuals" in connection with the killing.

Scotland Yard have released pictures of Ossama Hamed, 25, and 23-year-old Nor Aden Hamada, who officers say need to be caught.

Investigators have vowed to track down the pair after the fatal stabbing of 33-year-old Tudor Simionov, who was working outside the private event in Park Lane in the capital's West End when he was attacked on 1 January at around 5.30am.

Mr Simionov was stabbed to death as he tried to stop gatecrashers storming into a party.

Two of his colleagues, aged 29 and 37, were also stabbed during an altercation, as was a 29-year-old woman.

All have since been released from hospital.

It is been reported that Hamed, who is of Palestinian heritage, may have fled the UK and escaped to Jordan.

Detective Inspector Garry Moncrieff of the Homicide and Major Crime Command said: "Ossama Hamed and Nor Aden Hamada are dangerous individuals who need to be apprehended.

"I would urge anyone who has seen them, or knows of their whereabouts, to contact police immediately.

"These are live lines of enquiry, therefore I am not willing to speculate on where they may be but rest assured we are working with colleagues to ensure that if they are in this country, or overseas, we will track them down.

"Our investigation continues to move forward and a woman has now been charged with perverting the course of justice. However, we will not stop until we have apprehended all those who have played a part in Tudor's murder."

:: Anyone with information about the men's whereabouts can contact the police incident room on 101 and quote 3276/1Jan or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Anyone who spots either if the men should dial 999.