Police have named the man who was found stabbed to death at a home in Putney on Thursday.

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said that 24-year-old man Abdirizak Hassan was found deceased at a home at Dowdeswell Close on Thursday, May 6, by officers and paramedics who were called there just after 11am.

Abdirizak’s family are now being supported by specialist officers, the Met said, as they continued a murder investigation into his death.

A post-mortem examination at St George’s Hospital Mortuary yesterday (Saturday, May 8) gave cause of death as a stab injury.

Also on Saturday a 33-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.

He has since been bailed pending further enquiries to unspecified date later this month.

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Blair who is leading the investigation said:

"While an arrest has been made, our investigation continues at pace. We believe more than one person was involved in the attack on Abdirizak and my team is working tirelessly to identify and apprehend those responsible.

"I would reiterate my appeal to anyone who was in the area of Dowdeswell Close around that time and saw or heard anything suspicious?

"If you have any information, no matter how insignificant you think it may be, please come forward and contact my team."

Anyone with information that could assist police is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8721 4266; alternatively you call dial 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD2294/6May.

Information can also be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers via 0800 555 111.