Hounslow murder: Two arrests as victim of west London double stabbing named as Renato Geci

Anthony FranceThu, 25 March 2021, 9:38 pm

Renato Geci (Facebook)
Renato Geci (Facebook)

A young man left dead after a double stabbing in west London has been named as murder detectives arrested two people.

Renato Geci, 21, was attacked during a fight at an address in Granville Avenue, Hounslow around 3.20am on Monday.

Police were called and found Albanian Mr Geci and another man, also in his twenties, suffering stab wounds.

Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, he was pronounced dead at the scene at 4.23am.

The second man was taken to hospital but he has since been discharged.

John Dunne
John Dunne

On Thursday, a 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder.

A woman, 27, was detained on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Both remain in custody at a south west London police station.

Metropolitan Police
Metropolitan Police

Ritvan Geci, a relative of the victim, wrote on Facebook: “It is with deep sorrow I inform you that my brother Renato Geci has passed away.

“May you be a resident of paradise, brother.

“We will stay strong for you because that is how you always wanted to see us.

“I will always hold your memories firmly in my heart, and I will call you.”

Eli Elhadi added: “Brother, you have broken our hearts. May you rest in paradise.

“Our brother in the neighbourhood, we are waiting for you to play? Renato Geci, where are you?”

Police have been conducting increased patrols in the Hounslow area to provide reassurance to the local community.

A large police cordon was thrown around murder scene.

A neighbour said: “We heard screaming and shouting and then the shrill sound of sirens.

“There were loads of police here. It’s a nice neighbourhood we can’t believe what has happen.”

Afzaal Kiani, 59, is a Hounslow Labour councillor who lives a few doors down from where the killing took place.

He told the Standard: “We were awoken by sirens and then police were everywhere.

“It’s all very shocking. All the residents are asking me what happened.

“The people in the house where it happened are new there. We are deeply shocked. This is a nice area. I am a father and my kids are asking me what happened.

“It’s a shock for us all. We need to know how and why this happened.”

Detective Inspector Garth Hall said: “While we have two people in custody, I am still appealing to those who live within the vicinity of Granville Avenue, Hounslow or those who may have been travelling in the vicinity on Monday to speak to us.

“We are also asking anyone with CCTV or Ring doorbell footage at your home or anyone with dash cam in your vehicle to contact police.

“Did you see any suspicious activity in this street?

“If you saw something that seemed out of the ordinary, no matter how insignificant you may think your information – we need to hear from you.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101, quoting CAD645/22MAR, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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