5 May 2023 06:30 Continued appeal in Brentford murder investigation Detectives are continuing to appeal for information following the death of man in Brentford.

Detectives are continuing to appeal for information following the death of man in Brentford.

Police were called at 05:15hrs on Wednesday, 26 April to reports of intruders at an address in Brentwick Gardens, Brentford.

Officers, the London Ambulance Service [LAS] and London’s Air Ambulance [HEMS] attended.

At the scene a man, aged in his mid-40s, was found on the street with serious injuries.

Despite the efforts of emergency services, he was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

The man has been formally identified as Darren Augustine, 44, of Ealing.

His family said: “Darren was a family man, he leaves behind his family including two children, he did not have a bad bone in his body.”

A post-mortem examination found cause of death to be stab wounds to the chest and abdomen.

Homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command continue to investigate.

Ten people were initially arrested in connection with the investigation. Seven men and three women, whose ages range from mid-teens to early 60s, were arrested on suspicion of murder. All have since been bailed to dates in mid-May pending further enquiries.

A further man was arrested on suspicion of murder on Monday 1 May and he has been bailed to late-July.

Detective Chief Inspector Sal Minhas, who is leading the investigation, said: “My thoughts are with Darren’s family and friends as they come to terms with his tragic death. We will do everything we can to support them.

“A dedicated team of detectives are working to establish exactly what happened and identify who is responsible. Officers are at the scene which remains open, and I would ask anyone with information about the incident to contact us immediately, no matter how minor the detail.

“Tackling violent crime remains a top priority for the Met. This incident serves as a reminder that we still have more to do in this area. We continue to work alongside the communities we serve to stop violence.

“I urge anyone with information concerning this incident to call police on 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting 873/26APR. If you wish to remain anonymous please call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit Crimestoppers-uk.org.”

West Area commander Chief Superintendent Sean Wilson said: “This was a dreadful crime and people will be looking for answers and wanting to know what we are doing to keep our community safe.

“Homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command are investigating and we are fully supporting their investigation. Eleven people have been arrested on suspicion of murder and the enquiries will continue until those responsible are brought to justice.

“I will be doing all I can to keep you and our partners fully informed as the enquiry continues.

“Local officers are there to reassure you and make you feel safe. Please do speak to them; we will listen to what you tell us and work hard to address your concerns.”