Teenager found guilty of murder

A teenager is facing a lengthy prison sentence after being found guilty of murder at Leicester Crown Court.

On Monday 15 May, Mucaad Ali Farah was involved in an argument with 22-year-old Abdirahman Adam, in St Matthews Way, Leicester. Abdirahman sustained a single stab wound to his chest and later died in hospital.

After a trial, Farah, 18, of Bishopdale Road, Leicester, was found guilty today (Friday) and will be sentenced on Tuesday.

Detective Chief Inspector David Swift-Rollinson, of East Midlands Special Operations unit major crime team, said: “A single stab wound resulted in the death of a young man and a family have been left distraught by their loss.

“Farah chose to carry a knife that day and he intended to cause harm. He has shown no remorse for his actions and now faces a lengthy term in prison for his actions that fateful afternoon.

“Two families now have been left without their loved ones, following a seemingly insignificant argument that had such devastating consequences.

“Throughout the trial both families have acted in a very respectful and dignified manner, and I’d like to praise them for that. The two families have acted as one community throughout.

“Knife crime is a priority for the force and we are working closely with partner agencies to address the underlying issues, carrying a bladed weapon in a public place is an offence, and we aim to educate the young and old about the serious consequences of their actions.”

Source:: Leicestershire Police News

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