Case: Teenager stabbed in Marylebone: Bilal Mirza
Victim
Name:
Bilal Mirza
Gender:
Male
Date:
2015-01-08
Nationality:
British
Weapon:
Knife
Killer
Name:
Omar Majeed
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
British
Status: Solved
Categories: Teenage Victim
Case synopsis:

Eighteen year-old Bilal Mirza was stabbed to death in Marylebone on 8 January 2014.

Police were called to the scene Salisbury Street at around 10.40am.

Bilal, of North Kensington, was taken to hospital but was pronounced dead at 11.24pm. A postmortem gave the cause of death as blood loss from a stab wound to the right thigh.

Detectives arrested 16 year-old Omar Majeed after he attended a police station at 3am on 9 January. He was charged with murder the following day.

Majeed, from Marylebone, was convicted of manslaughter on 16 July 2015. He was sentenced to eight years imprisonment on 18 September 2015.

Jurors heard Bilal and Majeed were known to each other and may have been friends. Witnesses saw the pair arguing shortly before the suspect lunged at Bilal and stabbed him in the leg.

Majeed claimed that he had learned Bilal planned to rob him of money and his iPhone and was trying to avoid him before the confrontation.

He said in court that he acted in self defence and that the knife used to inflict the fatal injury was brought to the scene by Bilal.

Detective Sergeant Michael Hamlet from the Homicide and Major Crime command, said: "This case demonstrates the utterly devastating effects that knives can have on London communities.

"Bilal, a much-loved son, grandson and brother, had his life tragically cut short and a schoolboy is set to be sentenced for his death."

Omar Majeed

Killer Omar Majeed (grey shirt) and victim Bilal Mirza

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