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Lawangeen Abdulrahimzai: Triple killer who murdered 21 year-old in row over scooter is jailed

A triple killer who murdered a 21 year-old aspiring Royal Marine in a row over a scooter has been jailed.

Lawangeen Abdulrahimzai was discovered responsible of murdering Thomas Roberts in Bournemouth, Dorset, final 12 months and on Wednesday was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimal time period of 29 years at Salisbury Crown Court docket.

After the responsible verdict was delivered on Monday, prosecutor Nic Lobbenberg revealed Afghan asylum seeker Abdulrahimzai had been beforehand convicted of murdering two folks in Serbia.

Abdulrahimzai killed his sufferer outdoors a Subway takeaway

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Abdulrahimzai was on the run when he arrived within the UK, however his violent previous went undetected and he even managed to dupe officers into believing he was 14 – as much as six years youthful than his precise age.

In response to stories, police had been warned seven occasions that Abdulrahimzai had been carrying a knife earlier than he went on to stab Mr Roberts outdoors a Subway takeaway.

The fugitive killer was additionally put in foster care on his arrival within the UK regardless of being convicted in his absence of murdering two folks with a Kalashnikov assault rifle in Serbia.

The Dwelling Workplace stated it can examine the “pink flags missed” and take a look at the total circumstances surrounding the case.

The courtroom beforehand heard that the killer had believed he was the youthful age as a result of that was what he had been informed by an uncle whereas in Afghanistan.

Forward of sentencing Decide Paul Dugdale stated: “Though I’m sentencing Mr Abdulrahimzai at this time this train isn’t about him, it’s about Thomas Roberts and it’s concerning the indescribable ache his homicide has brought about his household and pals, a lot of whom are within the public gallery at this time.

Abdulrahimzai was caught on CCTV on a bus in Bournemouth

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“I’ve been tremendously assisted by the statements of Thomas’s girlfriend, stepfather, mom, and what has been stated in courtroom by his father Philip and I’m grateful to all of you for having taken the time to specific the loss that you’ve got suffered.

“It’s very clear Thomas Roberts was beloved dearly by all of you. He was a contributor with many pals, he had labored exhausting to be ready to place in an software to affix the Royal Marines, and though entry is notoriously troublesome I’ve little doubt he would have succeeded.

“He was 21 with really nice prospects and the remainder of his life to look ahead to.”

The sufferer’s mom, Dolores Wallace, submitted a sufferer influence assertion that stated she was the “proudest mummy on this planet”.

Abdulrahimzai, pictured following his arrest, was on the run for a earlier homicide

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The assertion, learn by prosecutor Nic Lobbenberg KC, stated: “He was an ideal child boy who introduced us such pleasure. My coronary heart bleeds, broken-hearted, understanding you aren’t right here anymore.

“Because you had been born till the day of your dying, I’ll always remember you.

“I’m the proudest mummy on this planet. It’s simply unbelievable that you’re gone endlessly.”

His father Philip Roberts added: “I miss him very a lot in so some ways – his wrestle to stand up for work at 5.30am, I miss having his assist fixing issues at residence, I miss all his pals coming to the home, I miss his beautiful girlfriend coming to stick with him.

“Tommy is my solely son, I all the time needed a son and he has been taken away from me, leaving a horrible void. I miss him daily, each hour, each minute. Now I ask justice is served.”

Extra follows on this breaking information story…

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