UK news 81-year-old admits manslaughter 17 years after 'tragic' stabbing in Cambridge last minute news

MetiNews.Com - Alexander Lloyd suffered extensive brain damage which ultimately led to his death - nearly 14 years later.

UK news 81-year-old admits manslaughter 17 years after 'tragic' stabbing in Cambridge last minute news

MetiNews.Com - Alexander Lloyd suffered extensive brain damage which ultimately led to his death - nearly 14 years later.

UK news 81-year-old admits manslaughter 17 years after 'tragic' stabbing in Cambridge last minute news
17 October 2020 - 14:30

Breaking News ! An 81-year-old has admitted to manslaughter after a savage attack in Cambridge, 17 years ago. Bakri Siraj-Eldin, 81, of Dene Lodge, Borough Green, Sevenoaks, attacked 20-year-old Alexander Lloyd with a knife at a petrol station in Hills Road back in September 2003. Mr Lloyd, a trainee surveyor, was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital and survived, however, he suffered irreversible brain damage and paralysis due to the amount of blood he lost. While being treated by paramedics at the scene, his heart stopped beating as he had lost so much blood. His brain damage meant he needed constant care, 24 hours a day, and could not talk or swallow. He had to be fed through a tube. Alexander Lloyd, in the foreground, was left with irreversible brain damage for years before sadly dying In September 2004, Siraj-Eldin was convicted of wounding with intent and sentenced to 10 years in prison. However, in March 2017, Mr Lloyd was admitted to hospital with a chest infection and problems with his feeding tube. He passed away later that month and a pathologist concluded that his brain damage was a direct consequence of the stab wound to his heart. Sign up to the CambridgeshireLive newsletter If you're looking for a way to stay up to date with the latest breaking news from around Cambridgeshire, the CambridgeshireLive newsletter is a good place to start. The daily update will deliver the top news and features to your inbox every morning and evening. We choose the most important stories of the day to include in the newsletter, including crime, court news, long reads, traffic and travel, food and drink articles and more. Signing up to the newsletter is simple. Just put your email address in the box at the top of this story and click 'subscribe'. It's one of the many ways that you can read the news that matters to you from CambridgeshireLive. At the time of his death his father, Chris Lloyd, then 68, spoke to the CambridgeNews about his son's ordeal. Still, in shock and speaking haltingly, Mr Lloyd described the round-the-clock care he and his wife Janet and younger brother Oliver had given Alexander at their Barrington home since the attack. “He’d been studying for a qualification in estate management, at the University of Greenwich, and he didn’t realise at the time of the attack that he’d actually got his degree.” Alexander Lloyd was a young trainee surveryor He said: “We always knew it would be a battle to look after him and keep him alive, and a member of the family literally had to be with him 24 hours a day, every day, in case anything happened.

. The judge took into account the time he had already served and his guilty plea. The judge also commended the work of Major Crime Unit officers DCI Jerry Waite, Detective Sergeant Gordon Blair, DC Denise Brown and DC John Forman. DCI Waite said: "This was a very complex case with ultimately tragic consequences and our deepest sympathies are with Alexander's family. Enter your postcode below to find out the latest crime news in your area: "They have behaved with great bravery and dignity throughout the case and protracted legal process and I cannot begin to imagine the huge emotional impact it must have had on them. "Siraj-Eldin attacked Alex with a knife and stabbed him to the heart so its only chance and the actions of the paramedics and medical professionals at Addenbrooke's Hospital that meant he was not prosecuted for killing Alexander in 2003. "When Mr Lloyd sadly died in 2017 it was clear from the evidence there was a direct causal link between the attack and his death nearly 14 years later and that was the advice we received from experts. "I welcome the fact justice has been done today but recognise it is likely to bring no consolation to Alexander's grieving family." Siraj-Eldin pictured outside court age 65 During the trial, the court heard how Mr Lloyd and his friend Ian Watters had arranged to fight Siraj-Eldin's son, Karl, who was 19 at the time, outside the Shell petrol station, and that Siraj-Eldin had also turned up. It followed an incident earlier that year, in April, in which Mr Lloyd had allegedly assaulted Karl. Following this, Siraj-Eldin had threatened to kill Mr Lloyd. On the night of the attack, Mr Lloyd and Mr Watters were on the forecourt of the petrol station when Mr Lloyd flagged down Karl, who was driving past. The pair agreed to fight and Karl returned a short while later. Mr Lloyd punched the other man and at this point Siraj-Eldin drove up, parked, walked directly up to Mr Lloyd and stabbed him. Read More Related Articles Fenland stalker who 'watched' ex-girlfriend's house jailed Read More Related Articles 'Cavalier' drug driver left two children orphaned after falling asleep and killing parents in horror crash The fighting carried on, with Mr Lloyd punching his attacker and Mr Watters fighting Karl. Siraj-Eldrin tried to stab Mr Watters but the younger man fought him off. Siraj-Eldin went back to his car and returned with a large drill bit in his right hand, and the knife in his left, and started to attack again, but was once again fended off. The melee continued but by this point Mr Lloyd was now slumped on nearby railings and emergency services arrived. Siraj-Eldin was also charged with assaulting Mr Watters and violent disorder, for which he received concurrent sentences in 2004.

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UK news 81-year-old admits manslaughter 17 years after 'tragic' stabbing in Cambridge last minute news


UK news 81-year-old admits manslaughter 17 years after 'tragic' stabbing in Cambridge last minute news


UK news 81-year-old admits manslaughter 17 years after 'tragic' stabbing in Cambridge last minute news


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