A teenager has today (13/06) pleaded guilty to the murder of Hazrat Umar, who was fatally stabbed in Bordesley Green earlier this year.
The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons was walking along Norwood Road, Bordesley Green on Monday 25 February, when he pulled out a Rambo style knife and began an attack on Hazrat, who was walking up ahead.
Hazrat injuries caused him to fall to the ground where the defendant proceeded to then stamp on his head. Following the attack, the teen then picked up his knife and fled from the scene.
Sadly, despite the best effort of West Midlands Ambulance paramedics, nothing could be done to save Hazrat and the 18-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.
Minutes after the attack, his attacker approached a member of the public asking for water to wash the blood off his hands. He later presented at hospital, claiming he had been robbed by armed men. Medical professionals noted his injuries didn’t match up with his story and he was arrested later that evening.
A post mortem examination revealed that Hazrat was stabbed 15 times however was killed by one fatal stab wound in his heart.
Following a four day trial, the defendant pleaded guilty to murder at Birmingham Crown Court and is due to be sentenced tomorrow (14/06).
In an emotional tribute from Hazrat’s family they said, “Even though the crime was committed by someone else, it is us serving the life sentence without our son.
“Each day is torture and lonely. During this trial I have hoped my son will re-appear.
“We are no longer living, just existing. We miss him so much.”
Detective Inspector Michelle Allen from force CID said, “This was a tragic case where a young man lost his life in the most brutal way and highlights the shocking reality of teenagers carrying knives.
“A young boy felt the need to arm himself with a deadly weapon and used it to viciously attack another teenager.
“Hazrat sadly died that day and the defendant will face years behind bars, proving that there are no winners of knife crime.
“His family will never be able to come to terms with what happened that day, but I hope that this outcome will provide them with some comfort.”