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Man sentenced to 18 years for stabbing father to death as his daugher bought sweets

A man who stabbed a father to death while his seven-year-old daughter was nearby buying sweets has been jailed for 18 years.

Father-of-two Mohamed Al-Zufairi Credit: Met Police

Abraham Omotoso, 27, stabbed Mohamed Al-Zufairi outside a Poundland in Wealdstone High Street, west London, after what was described as bad blood between their families.

The father-of-two suffered a stab wound to the heart and died in hospital the next day.

The Old Bailey heard Omotoso bought a one-way flight to Lagos in Nigeria on February 28 – the day after the attack – but was arrested at Gatwick when airport staff became suspicious.

He has been sentenced to 18 years in jail for manslaughter after being cleared of a count of murder.

In a statement, the victim's brother Jafar described the impact the death has had on his daughter.

I think it has hit his daughter the hardest. She did not see her dad being stabbed, but was with him.

She walked to the local shops to get some sweets with her dad and returned home without him.

– Jafar Al-Zufairi