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LEE: Reward offered for information on Abdel Salam murder
POLICE are offering a £20,000 reward for information following the murder of leading human rights campaigner Abdel Salam Hassan Abdel Salam.
Mr Abdel Salam was found dead in his ground-floor flat in Boone Street, Lee, at around 7.10am on March 13 after a neighbour noticed his door was ajar.
Paramedics pronounced the 56-year-old Sudanese lawyer dead at the scene.
A post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as blood loss from a stab wound to his leg.
A 28-year-old man was arrested on March 17 on suspicion of murder and burglary. He has been bailed to return on Thursday (April 22).
Another man was arrested on March 18 in Lee on suspicion of murder. The 29-year-old was taken to a south London police station and bailed to also return on Thursday.
Mr Abdel Salam, who used two sticks to walk, worked at a charity called Redress, a human rights organisation which helps torture survivors.
Detective Chief Inspector Damian Allain, from the Met’s homicide and serious crime command, said: “We continue to appeal for information from the public as we believe there are people locally who have information which could help us solve this murder.
“This was a violent attack on the doorstep of this man's home in a residential area.
“An innocent man who dedicated his life to others was pointlessly murdered and I would like to hear from anyone with information which may assist us with this inquiry and hope the reward we are offering motivates people to come forward.”
Anyone with information should call 020 8721 4805 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.