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Teenager jailed for Tottenham murder

News   •   Jan 26, 2018 17:34 GMT

[Image: Abdulrahman Ali]

A 16 year-old boy has been sentenced to 15 years' imprisonment for the fatal stabbing of a teenager in Tottenham.

Following a four-week trial, the 16-year-old was found guilty at the Old Bailey on Wednesday, 20 December, of the murder of Osman Sharif Soufi, 16 (20.06.00), from Tottenham.

On Friday, 26 January the teenager who can now be named as Abdulrahman Ali (8.02.01) of Forster Road, Tottenham, Haringey was jailed for15 years for murder and two years for possession of a bladed article to run concurrently.

Osman died following an incident on 6 June 2017 at around 17:15hrs in Tottenham Green East Southside, N15 - near the junction with Tynemouth Road.

Police attended following reports of a group of youths fighting with knives and other weapons in the area.

Upon arrival officers found a young male suffering from a stab injury. Despite efforts made by the London Ambulance Service, Osman died at the scene.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command launched an investigation and arrested the 16-year-old boy on suspicion of murder on Tuesday, 6 June.

On Thursday, 8 June, the teenager was charged with the murder of Osman Sharif.

A 19-year-old man was also arrested as part of the investigation on Tuesday, 6 June, on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and affray. He was later informed he faced no further action.

DI Tom Dahri, Homicide and Major Crime Command said: "Today's sentence reflects the seriousness of carrying and using a knife on the streets of London.

"We believe these two teenagers became engaged in a dispute over a social media post on snapchat the previous evening.

"This argument sadly escalated the following day resulting in a young boy tragically losing his life. Osman's family has been devastated by his loss.

"This incident has affected two families for the rest of their lives."