Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Araimi, 26, was fatally stabbed near Harrods.
An Omani student who was stabbed to death for his expensive watch is the latest victim in London’s grisly knife crime series that has already claimed two other lives in less than a day.
Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Araimi, 26, was fatally stabbed near Harrods — world famous luxury department store in Knightsbridge — at around midnight on Friday, reports said.
Al Araimi was found unconscious with a stab wound to his back at the foot of a Christmas tree in Hans Crescent, and died at the scene. His friend is being treated in hospital for non life-threatening injuries, reported The Telegraph.
Al Araimi, from Princes Gate Apartments, Knightsbridge, is believed to have lived in the UK for the last three years.
The victim’s friend told Daily Mail that Al Araimi put up a fight with the two muggers when they tried to snatch his Rolex. “Mohammed was walking past Harrods last night with a friend of his from Bahrain when they were confronted by muggers.
“One of the thieves tried to steal Mohammed’s expensive watch — I think a Rolex — but he fought back. There was a struggle and he was stabbed.”
In a statement, the Omani Embassy said, “A regrettable stabbing attack took place, claiming the life of the Omani student, Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Araimi.
‘With great sadness and sorrow, the Embassy in London extends its condolences to the family of the deceased.”
Police said they have launched an investigation and no arrests have been made. “We retain an open mind concerning the motive for the attack and are pursuing a number of lines of enquiry at a pace. I urge anyone who has information concerning this incident to contact my team who are waiting to speak with you,” The Guardian quoted chief inspector Andy Partridge as saying.
Meanwhile, detectives have charged 26-year-old Kieran Brown with the murder of Exauce Ngimbi in Hackney, east London. Ngimbi was attacked in Clarence Mews shortly after 2pm on Thursday and died half an hour later.
Twenty-year-old Crosslom Davis, a popular rapper, was also stabbed to death some 12 hours before Ngimbi. Davis was pronounced dead just after 3.30am on Friday in Deptford, south east London.
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