Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 7 July 2020

Man charged with murder over stabbing of Omani student in London

Badir Rahim Alnazi handed himself into police after a public appeal over the killing of Mohammed Al Araimi

Omani student Mohammed Abdullah Al Araimi was killed  in a knife attack earlier this month as he returned from a restaurant in London. Met Police
Omani student Mohammed Abdullah Al Araimi was killed  in a knife attack earlier this month as he returned from a restaurant in London. Met Police

A 23-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Omani student Mohammed Al Araimi, who was stabbed near Harrods in London last month, British police have said.

Badir Rahim Alnazi, of no fixed address, handed himself into a central London police station on Wednesday after detectives released security camera footage of two men they wanted to interview in connection with the killing.

He was also charged with attempted robbery and possession of bladed article and will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

Police had offered a reward of £20,000 (Dh95,801) for information resulting in the prosecution of those responsible for killing the Mr Al Araimi and wounding his friend, both aged 20, who were followed and then attacked just before midnight on December 5. The friend was treated in hospital but has since been discharged.

Police have re-issued an appeal for the public to assist in identifying a second man shown walking in Knightsbridge in the early hours of December 6 2019.

“I am convinced that the public can provide a name of the man featured in the CCTV images we have released," said DCI Andy Partridge, who is leading the investigation

Mr Al Araimi's was in the UK studying politics and economics at King’s College London. His father is renowned businessman Abdullah Al Araimi, who runs the well-known Al Raid Group of companies.

Updated: January 9, 2020 07:45 PM

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