Stabbed stu­dent ‘en­tirely blame­less’ say po­lice

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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.

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