Asylum seeker who lied he was 14 to get into the UK guilty of murder

Asylum seeker who lied he was 14 to get into the UK guilty of murder


‘Knife-obsessed’ Afghan asylum seeker, 21, who said he was 14 to get into the UK before murdering aspiring Royal Marine is a double killer who gunned down two people in Serbia and was convicted of drug dealing in Italy.

An Afghan asylum seeker today convicted of murdering an aspiring marine has been unmasked as a killer of two other people in Serbia who then fled to the UK claiming he was a 14-year-old schoolboy.
Lawangeen Abdulrahimzai, 21, murdered Thomas Roberts, 21, in Bournemouth during an argument sparked by an e-scooter in Bournemouth town centre in March 2021.

Abdulrahimzai had hoodwinked Border Force and the Home Office after arriving in Poole as a passenger on a Brittany Ferries service, from Cherbourg in France on Boxing Day 2019, telling authorities he was 14.

At Salisbury Crown Court today the jury found him guilty of killing Mr Roberts – and the killer’s full life of crime was made public.

Abdulrahimzai had already been sentenced to a 20-year prison sentence in his absence after the killing in Serbia. But he fled, making his way to the UK where he became a street fighter who attacked his foster mother and boasted about his love of knives on TikTok.

Officials were completely unaware of Abdulrahimzai’s previous convictions – carried out under the alias ‘Huan Yasin’ – until police started investigating Mr Roberts’ murder…


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