Guilty of GBH After 'Brutal and Violent Incident'

One man died in fight at shisha cafe in NW10



Abdulaziz Osman



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A man who slashed another's face in a row at a North Acton Shisha café, has been convicted of causing grevious bodily harm with intent.

Abdulaziz Sharif Osman, 22 unemployed, of Seymour Villas, SE20 was convicted at the Old Bailey of wounding with intent and violent disorder which took place in Gorst Road, NW10 on Sunday, 3 November 2013.

Osman was found not guilty of the murder of Ismail Essa, 33 who died from a stab wound following the brawl outside the Lahvina Café, also known as the 'Shisha Place' in the early hours. He was also found not guilty of one count of s18 GBH and one count of s20 GBH committed against an associate of Essa.

At approximately 04:40hrs on 3 November 2013, police were called to reports of a stabbing in Gorst Road, NW10. Officers attended and found three men who had suffered knife wounds.

The precise cause of the violence remains unknown.

Detective Inspector Simon Deefholts, of the Homicide and Major Crime Command, who investigated the incident, said: "This was a brutal and violent incident that left one man dead another fighting for his life and a third seriously injuried.

"I would like to express my utmost gratitude to the members of the Somali community who assisted my officers during the investigation and prosecution. For this we are truly grateful. I would like to reassure the public that we are not seeking any other parties in connection with the death of Mr. Essa or any of the related assaults.''

Osman will be sentenced at the Old Bailey on Monday, 11 August.

Nasir Ali Farah, 25 , a bank worker of Anerley, London SE20, was found not guilty of two counts of violent disorder.

Miran Kareem Shukir, 23 an engineer of West Wickham, Kent, was found not guilty of assisting an offender.


11/July/ 2014