Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 17 February 2020

Trial date set in Omani student murder case

Badir Rahim Alnazi appeared at London’s Old Bailey on Tuesday

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

The trial of a Kuwaiti man accused of murdering an Omani student in a violent robbery attempt in London is due to take place in July.

Badir Rahim Alnazi, 23, is charged with the murder of Mohammed Al Araimi, an Omani student stabbed outside luxury store Harrods in the upmarket Knightsbridge neighbourhood of the British capital.

Mr Alnazi is also charged with possession of a blade and attempted robbery.

The provisional trial date of July 6 was set at London’s Central Criminal Court on Tuesday.

Mr Al Araimi, 20, the son of a prominent businessman, was a student at King’s College London studying politics and economics. He lived in the city.

The student collapsed and died outside the high-end department store after the attack, which took place just before midnight on December 5.

Updated: January 14, 2020 09:08 PM

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