Stabbed student ‘entirely blameless’ say police
A KING’S College student who was knifed to death in London while returning home from a restaurant with a friend was “entirely blameless”, police have said.
Mohammed Abdullah Al Araimi, 20, was stabbed near Harrods in Knightsbridge just after midnight on Friday.
The politics and economics student, who was an Omani national living in London, was pronounced dead at the scene shortly before 12.40am, a Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed.
A post-mortem examination gave his cause of death as a stab wound.
He was one of three people fatally stabbed in London in the space of just 24 hours.
His 20-year-old friend was also injured in the attack and taken to hospital for treatment. He has since been discharged.
Detective Chief Inspector Andy Partridge, who is involved in the investigation, said the victim and his friend were returning home from a restaurant when they were approached and assaulted by two men on Basil Street at the junction of Pavilion Road.
Following the attack, the offenders fled on foot along Basil Street.
Det Chief Insp Partridge added: “The victim and his friend were entirely blameless, simply enjoying a meal out together. It does appear that the motive for this cowardly attack was robbery.”
Two other men aged in their 20s were murdered in knife attacks between Thursday afternoon and the early hours of Friday in London.
Exauce Ngimbi, 22, was pronounced dead in Hackney in east London shortly after 2.30pm on Thursday after an altercation with a group.
The third victim is believed to be drill rapper Crosslom Davis, 20, a member of the Harlem Spartans music group, based in Kennington in south London.
Mr Davis – who made music under the stage name “Bis” – was pronounced dead just after 3.30am on Friday in Deptford in south-east London.