Gang member who stayed in car while friends fatally stabbed boy, 16, in Camden found guilty of murder

Publication Date30 March 2021
Abdirahman Ibrahim, 20, was also found guilty of assisting an offender in connection with the death of 16-year-old Alex Smith who was stabbed to death in Camden.

Inner London Crown Court heard Ibrahim was one of six members of a rival gang who had been driving around the Fitzrovia and Euston Road area on August 12, 2019.

The group, who were looking for rivals to attack as part of an ongoing feud, were travelling in two stolen cars, a Ford Fiesta and a Seat Leon, both on false plates.

Just after 10.30pm, Alex, a rival gang member, and some friends left a restaurant via an entrance onto Bolsover Street.

A short time later, the group ran to an estate on the north side of Euston Road where they took refuge for a period of time. It is believed that they had seen Ibrahim and the rival gang in the stolen cars before running off.

Half an hour later, the two cars pulled up in Longford Street. Three males got out of the cars and ran into the same block of flats where the victim was hiding. Ibrahim stayed in the car.

Alex was chased by the three gang members to Munster Square, just north of Euston Road, and was stabbed twice.

The six men then fled the scene in two cars, leaving the teenager bleeding to death.

Emergency services were called, but despite the best efforts of police officers, the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance, Alex was pronounced dead at the scene at 11.33pm.

A post-mortem examination on August 15, at St Pancras Mortuary, recorded that Alex had been stabbed at least twice, one of which was the fatal stab wound to his chest.

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