Two teenagers from Harrow have been convicted of murdering a man who was fatally stabbed in the town centre in December 2020.
Rickarlo Williams and Jahni Menzie-Samuels, who are both 19 and from Harrow, were convicted today (Thursday, 28 April) after a trial at the Old Bailey.
The jury heard a murder investigation was launched on 13 December 2020 after 23-year-old Hussain Al-Saabri was found critically injured in St Ann’s Road, Harrow.
Met’s Specialist Crime Command identified Williams and Menzie-Samuels as suspects after an examination of the scene uncovered forensic evidence, including a lock knife and a machete sheath.
Two teenagers who stabbed a rival to death after one of the killers was ‘belittled’ in a Snapchat video are facing life sentences.
Hussein Al-Saabri 23 died after he was knifed in the stomach in front of horrified shoppers outside Debenhams in St Anns Shopping Centre in Harrow, pic.twitter.com/9Haaci9Oti
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Detective Chief Inspector Claire Hine, Specialist Crime Command [Homicide], said: “The level of violence used against all three victims was savage, and tragically it cost Hussain his life. Above all today, my thoughts are with his family and friends. No court result can bring Hussain back, but I hope that these convictions provide some measure of comfort in seeing justice done.
“Williams and Menzie-Samuels will rightly have a long time in prison to reflect on their life choices and the sickening level of violence they used against Hussain and the two teenagers. Their actions were as cowardly and pathetic as they were inexcusably violent.
“The Met’s commitment to tackling violence is total – both in bringing offenders to justice and fulfilling our wider role of keeping Londoner safe. We are all working around the clock to continue reducing violence in the capital.
“Members of the public and young people in particular can help protect their families by telling police or Crimestoppers anonymously about the violent men who intimidate people in their communities.
“The Met will arrest and charge people who commit violent offences, and the earlier we can build up our intelligence picture and gather evidence against people who are heading down a criminal path the more likely it is that we can intervene before offending escalates to the horrific levels seen in this awful case.”
Rickarlo Williams was found guilty of the murder of Hussein Al-Sabbri; one count of attempted murder, grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of an offensive weapon. He was found not guilty of one count of attempted murder.
Jahni Menzie-Samuels was found guilty of the murder of Hussein Al-Sabbri; one count of attempted murder; grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of an offensive weapon. He was found not guilty of one count of attempted murder.
Karlene Joseph, also from Harrow was found guilty of perverting the course of justice.
All three will be sentenced at the Old Bailey on 27 May.
Source: Met Police