Battersea murder: Two more teens arrested after cyclist 'hacked to death by gang with machetes'

Chloe Chaplain
The youth, named locally as Mohammed or Little Mo, was stabbed to death by a gang

Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with the brutal murder of a cyclist in Battersea who was stabbed to death by a gang armed with machetes.

Two males aged 17 and 18, were arrested on Friday on suspicion of the murder of Mohammed Hassan - known as “Little Mo”.

Witnesses described how he was set upon by a gang in a brutal attack on Saturday that left him sprawled on a car bonnet screaming for help.

He was heard shouting "Help me, I'm dying" at the scene before being rushed to hospital at around 1.25 am.

Murder probe: Police guard the crime scene (Nigel Howard)

But he was pronounced dead around 90 minutes later.

A 19-year-old man was previously arrested on Wednesday at an address in Wandsworth, also on suspicion of murder.

He has been bailed until a date in late May 2017 pending further enquiries.

A police statement said that, at this early stage, detectives believe that there was an altercation in Ingrave Street and the victim was chased from the location.

Cordon: Police in Battersea after the teenager was stabbed to death (NIGEL HOWARD)

According to residents living nearby, the gang - who were reportedly wearing balaclavas - jumped out of a car and began chasing Mohammed as he rode his bike.

He was found stabbed outside Scholey House in Sullivan Close.

Little Mo was one of six people to be murdered on the streets of London in knife crime within just six days.

Anyone with information that may assist the investigation is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8 721 4622 or via Twitter @MetCC. Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org.

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