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Detectives appeal for potential witnesses to Tairu Jallow murder to come forward

February 9, 2018

Detectives investigating the murder of Tairu Jallow have released CCTV images of potential witnesses and are urging them to contact police.

Mr Jallow, 29, was attacked at about 9pm on Sunday, 14 January, at his home in Havelock Street, Kettering. He died as a result of a stab wound.

Four men have now been charged with Mr Jallow’s murder.

Detectives are continuing to appeal for witnesses and believe a number of people who were in the area of Havelock Street around the time of Mr Jallow’s murder may have information that will help them with the investigation. 

Detective Inspector Phil Mills is hoping the people pictured in the CCTV will see the appeal and get in touch.

He said: “Although we have already charged four people, the investigation is still ongoing and we still need to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time of the murder. 

“We have spoken to a number of witnesses but there are still more that we haven’t been able to trace and who we believe may be able to help us.

“They may have seen or heard something that on its own appears insignificant but, when pieced together with other information, could be hugely important, and I urge them to call us.

“The people we are asking to come forward are potential witnesses and anything they tell us will be treated in the strictest confidence. 

“The following images are of people in Havelock Street between 8.30pm and 9.30pm on Sunday, January 14, who we have yet to speak to and would very much like to make contact with. 

“If this you or you recognise anyone, please call the major crime team, quoting Operation Network, on 101 as soon as possible.”

The latest man to be arrested as part of the investigation has today been charged with murder (Friday, February 9). Kausu Ceesay, 23, from Birmingham, appeared at Northampton Magistrate’s court this afternoon and has been remanded in custody. He is due to appear at Northampton Crown Court on Tuesday, February 13.

Babacarr Sylva, 31, from Nottingham and Ngange Sowe, 29, from Birmingham, also charged with murder, appeared at Northampton Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, February 7. They were remanded in custody and are due to appear at Northampton Crown Court on Tuesday, March 6.

Clever Makande, 23, of Brandwood Crescent, Kings Norton, Birmingham, appeared at Northampton Crown Court on Tuesday, February 5 and was remanded in custody. He is next due to appear at Northampton Crown Court on Monday, February 12. 

Witnesses or anyone with any information are asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101. Alternatively, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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