An Omani pupil stabbed to death close to Harrods was an ‘entirely blameless’ sufferer of a ‘cowardly robbery’, police have mentioned.
Mohammed Abdullah Al Araimi, 20, was strolling dwelling from a restaurant in Knightsbridge with a buddy when it’s believed two males tried to take his Rolex watch.
He was knifed within the wrestle and was pronounced lifeless on the scene at round 12.40am on Friday.
Mohammed’s buddy, additionally 20, was injured within the assault however has been discharged from hospital after remedy.
The assault came about on Basil Street on the junction of Pavilion Road, in accordance to police.
DCI Andy Partridge mentioned: ‘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.’
Another buddy of Mohammed’s instructed MailOnline: ‘One of the thieves tried to steal Mohammad’s costly watch – I believe a Rolex – however he fought again. There was a wrestle and he was stabbed.’
On Friday afternoon, the Omani Embassy in London tweeted: ‘The embassy in London extends its deepest condolences to the family of the deceased. We belong to Allah and to him we shall return.’
Mohammed is believed to have been an engineering pupil who had lived within the UK for the final three years.
He was certainly one of three younger males killed in knife assaults within the house of 12 hours within the capital.
Exauce Ngimbi, 22, died early on Thursday afternoon in Hackney, east London after an altercation with a gaggle, in accordance to Scotland Yard.
Crosslom Davis, 20, generally known as drill group Harlem Spartans’ ‘Bis’, was fatally stabbed in Deptford, southeast London.