Kings College Student Fatally Stabbed In London 'Entirely Blameless'

He was one of three men in their twenties to be stabbed to death in 24 hours in London.
Mohammed Abdullah Al Araimi
Mohammed Abdullah Al Araimi
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A King’s College student who was stabbed to death in London while returning home from a restaurant with a friend was “entirely blameless”, police said.

Mohammed Abdullah Al Araimi, 20, was stabbed near Harrods in Knightsbridge just after midnight on Friday, December 6.

The politics and economics student, who was an Omani national living in London, was pronounced dead at the scene shortly before 12.40am, the Met Police said.

A post-mortem examination at Westminster Mortuary gave his cause of death as a stab wound.

Police have said they believe he was killed during a robbery. His 20-year-old friend was also injured in the attack and taken to hospital for treatment. He has since been discharged, police said.

The student was one of three people fatally stabbed in London in the space of just 24 hours.

Detective chief inspector Andy Partridge, who is leading the investigation, said: “Mohammed and his friend were returning home from a restaurant when they were approached and assaulted by two male suspects on Basil Street at the junction of Pavilion Road.

“Following the attack, the suspects fled on foot along Basil Street in the direction of Sloane Street.

“I would appeal to anyone who saw two males running along that route, or to drivers who were in Sloane Street around midnight and may have captured any part of this incident on dash-cam footage, to get in contact with my team immediately.

“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 in their 20s were murdered in knife attacks between Thursday afternoon and the early hours of Friday morning in London.

Exauce Ngimbi, 22, was pronounced dead in Hackney, east London, shortly after 2.30pm on Thursday after an altercation with a group, Scotland Yard said.

The third victim is believed to be rapper Crosslom Davis, 20, a member of the Harlem Spartans music group, based in Kennington, south London.

Davis – who made music under the stage name “Bis” – was pronounced dead just after 3.30am on Friday in Deptford, south-east London.

The Met Police have asked anyone with information to get in touch by calling 020 8358 0300 or 101. People can also tweet @MetCC.

Alternatively, anyone can call the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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