Abu Hamza’s son on gun charge af­ter bouncer’s death

The Daily Telegraph - - Front page - By Bill Gardner

THE son of Abu Hamza, the no­to­ri­ous hate preacher, has been ar­rested by de­tec­tives in­ves­ti­gat­ing the mur­der of a door­man out­side a May­fair “sex party”.

Im­ran Mostafa Kamel, whose fa­ther is im­pris­oned in a high-se­cu­rity US prison, ap­peared in court yes­ter­day af­ter be­ing ques­tioned over the killing of Tu­dor Simionov on New Year’s Eve.

The bouncer was try­ing to stop a group of men en­ter­ing a pri­vate event on Park Lane when he was stabbed in the chest. The 33-year-old died in the arms of a col­league.

Po­lice ar­rested Mr Kamel, 26, at his west Lon­don home on New Year’s Day. The Daily Tele­graph un­der­stands that he is the sixth child of Hamza, the hook-handed for­mer imam who preached at Fins­bury Park mosque.

In the US in Oc­to­ber 2015, Hamza was con­victed of ter­ror­ism and kid­nap­ping and given a life sen­tence without the pos­si­bil­ity of pa­role. Since then he has been kept in soli­tary con­fine­ment.

Mr Kamel ap­peared at West­min­ster mag­is­trates’ court yes­ter­day charged with “pos­sess­ing a firearm with in­tent to cause fear or dan­ger”, and spoke only to con­firm his name.

A po­lice spokesman said the al­leged firearms of­fences were “not di­rectly con­nected” to Mr Simionov’s death. No gun­shots were heard dur­ing the at­tack, the spokesman added.

Mr Simionov, who was en­gaged to be mar­ried, had moved from Ro­ma­nia to Bri­tain for a bet­ter life only a few weeks be­fore his mur­der.

It is un­der­stood that he died pro­tect­ing wealthy guests at a “sex party” ar­ranged by the self-styled aris­to­crat “Lord” Ed­die Daven­port, a con­victed fraud­ster.

Last night Mr Daven­port’s lawyer de­nied his client was in charge of the party, adding: “He’s not say­ing he was there, but he’s not say­ing he wasn’t.”

Po­lice are re­view­ing footage of the at­tack, which shows Mr Simionov grap­pling with a num­ber of men on the street.

Col­leagues told how Mr Simionov had been sta­tioned in­side the event and came out­side to pro­tect other staff.

Im­ran Mostafa Kamel, the son of Abu Hamza, the hate preacher, ap­peared in a West­min­ster court ac­cused of pos­sess­ing a firearm

Tu­dor Simionov was killed while try­ing to stop a group of men en­ter­ing a pri­vate party in May­fair on New Year’s Eve

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