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'Casual' acceptance of knives 'leading to deaths'

The "casual" acceptance of knives led to the death of 16-year-old Hani Hicham Abou El Kheir, a Metropolitan Police officer said after five men were sentenced to life in prison.

After sentencing, Detective Chief Inspector Neil Attewell said:

Hani had been out with friends when he was chased and set upon en masse.

The frenzied attack through the streets of Pimlico left at least two of the gang members with injuries, which gives a clear indication of the ferocity at which they attacked Hani. Sadly Hani stood very little chance of being able to escape.


CCTV released of moments after Pimlico teen stabbing

CCTV footage has been released of the moments after a teenager was stabbed to death in Pimlico in a frenzied attack. Five men were sentenced to life in prison today over the murder of Hani Hicham Abou El Kheir.

The jury heard how the gang carried an array of weapons and with their faces covered had caught up with the trio and began to give chase pursuing them through an alleyway.

The gang finally caught up with Hani in Lupus Street and he was repeatedly stabbed in a frenzied ambush. The attackers are then seen scattering off in a number of directions.

Men jailed for life over Hani El Kheir murder pictured

Five men who stabbed a teenage boy to death in a frenzied attack have been sentenced to total of 131 year's imprisonment for the murder of Hani Hicham Abou El Kheir.

Ahmed Mikhaimar, Arber Barbatovci, Tarquai Joseph, and another 20-year-old man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were jailed for 26 years.

Craig Boyce was sentenced to life with a minimum of 27 years.

Ahmed Mikhaimar Credit: Metropolitan Police
Arber Barbatovci Credit: Metropolitan Police
Craig Boyce Credit: Metropolitan Police
Tarquai Joseph Credit: Metropolitan Police


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