Birmingham news Forensics: The Real CSI - how on-the-run knife killer was brought to justice MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Abdallahi Ali Abdallahi was captured a week after the 'unprovoked' killing, as he attempted to board a flight to Ethiopia at Heathrow.
Breaking News ! It was a 'truly senseless' murder which shook even the most hardened detectives. But a killer who brutally murdered his friend in a savage, unprovoked attack was brought to justice after extensive forensic work, a new documentary will reveal. The killing of Sayed Ahmed, stabbed to death on March 16 last year inside a Sparkbrook bedsit, sparked fear in the local community. The police investigation led officers to London, where on-the-run killer Abdallahi Ali Abdallahi was captured a week later in the departure lounge at Heathrow, waiting to board a flight to Ethiopia. Abdallahi Ali Abdallahi Abdallahi has since been jailed for life, but - almost a year on - the reason for the sickening attack remains a mystery. Now the inside story of how the knife thug brutally killed Mr Ahmed before going on the run will be revealed in a new TV documentary. Read More Related Articles Forensics: The Real CSI looks at inside story of Sparkbrook bedsit murderer Abdillahi Ali Abdillahi Read More Related Articles Crime scene myths debunked as forensics boss reveals what really happens Mr Ahmed's tragic death, and the subsequent police investigation, will feature on Forensics: The Real CSI tonight (Feb 23). The fly-on-the-wall documentary will air on BBC2 and is a behind-the-scenes look at the work of West Midlands Police's forensics science team. Sayed Ahmed (Image: WMP) Tonight's episode is expected to hear how Mr Ahmed, 34, was at a party with a group of Somalian men and women in one of the bedrooms in a house of multi-occupation property in Brighton Road, Sparkbrook. It was in that HMO that the attack was carried out. Mr Ahmed was punched in the face in an unprovoked assault by Abdallahi. Sayed left the room, confused, where he stayed with others for a short time. But, without warning, Abdallahi entered the room shouting and looking angry. He produced a knife, headed straight for Sayed and began 'swinging' for him. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now Sayed was stabbed in his chest and leg before collapsing. Despite the efforts of his friends and medics, he died from his injuries. To avoid capture, Abdallahi fled to London where he was later arrested.
. Last September at Birmingham Crown Court, Abdallahi, of Tennyson Road, Small Heath, was found guilty of murder and jailed for life.
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Speaking following Abdallahi's sentencing, Detective Inspector Laura Harrison, from West Midlands Police's homicide team, said: “This case is really sad. A truly senseless loss of life. “We do not know why Abdallahi attacked Sayed on that day. He stated there has been a minor disagreement a week earlier. He suggested he acted in self-defence, however witness accounts do not support this. This does not excuse his behaviour which was completely unacceptable. “I hope the fact that we were able bring him to justice offers some comfort to him family and friends. My thoughts are with them."
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