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Harrow teen convicted of Stanmore murder after DNA found on weapon

Forensic analysis of a kitchen knife found close to a murder scene in Harrow has led to the conviction of a teenager for a fatal stabbing.

On Friday, 5 July, Saeed Ibrahim, 19, of Algar Close, Stanmore, was found guilty at Inner London Crown Court of the murder of Anis Omar Zen after tests revealed traces of both their DNA on the weapon.

Ibrahim was remanded to appear for sentencing at the same court on Friday, 6 September.

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Anis, also 19, died after being stabbed with a kitchen knife in Harrow last year.

Detective Chief Inspector Laurence Smith, from the Specialist Crime Command who led the investigation, said: “Once again, a family has had to sit in court listening to the details of how their loved one lost their life in a brutal and entirely unjustified attack with a knife.

“Our thoughts remain with Anis’s family as they continue to struggle to come to terms with their loss.

“Throughout our investigation, and this trial, Saeed Ibrahim painted himself as the victim – claiming he had been attacked. Eye witness accounts showed this not to be the case, and the jury have today found him guilty.

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Anis Omar Zen. Image: Met Police

“The dangers of carrying a knife, and the willingness to use it, are all too evident in this case. Ibrahim can expect a lengthy prison sentence for his actions.”

Police were called at 16:50hrs on 4 September 2023 to Masefield Avenue in Stanmore following reports that a man had been stabbed.

Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended the scene where they found Anis critically injured.

Despite the efforts of officers and paramedics he was sadly pronounced dead a short time later.

Police confirmed that a post-mortem examination confirmed that he had been stabbed twice, including to the chest.

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