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Posted On: 7 November 2008 05:41 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:08 pm

Breakthrough in slain Qatari teenager’s case

Khalifa Al Haroon
Khalifa Al Haroon
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Police officers investigating the killing of Qatari student Mohammed Al Majed on August 22 in Hastings, Britain, have made a significant breakthrough. Hours of CCTV evidence and many detailed witness statements have pointed to one particular man whom the investigation team at Sussex is now hunting. Detective Chief Inspector Trevor Bowles, who is leading the inquiry, said: "We have identified a young man who was at the scene of the attack on Mohammed. I am, for legal reasons, unable to name this individual. We know his identity, that he is 21 years old and from South London. We also know that he is currently in the Mediterranean. We are liaising closely with the Serious and Organised Crime Agency and with a number of other authorities both in the UK and elsewhere, in order to trace and arrest him." Mohammed, 16, who was studying in Hastings, was brutally assaulted by a group of youth outside a restaurant. His friends too were beaten by the gang in an incident described by the local media as racially motivated. The teenager died later in a hospital.