Saturday, January 05, 2019

Abu Hamza's son questioned over doorman's Mayfair murder as he is charged with gun crimes

Abu Hamza's son charged with charged with firearms ...Imran Mostafa Kamel, whose father is currently imprisoned in a high security US jail, appeared in court on Thursday after being arrested by detectives investigating the death of Tudor Simionov.
The bouncer, 33, was stabbed in the chest while trying to prevent a group entering a VIP party on Park Lane, Mayfair. Shortly afterwards he died in the arms of a colleague.
The Telegraph understands that 26-year-old Kamel is the sixth child of Abu Hamza, the hook-handed former imam who preached at Finsbury Park mosque in North London.
In October 2015 Hamza was convicted of 11 charges of terrorism and kidnapping and sentenced to life imprisonment in the US. Since then he has been kept in solitary confinement without the possibility of parole.
Kamel, who lives in Ealing, west London, appeared in the dock at Westminster Magistrates' Court charged with possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear or danger, and possession of a firearm when prohibited for life. Scotland Yard said the offences were "not directly connected" to Mr Simionov's death. No guns were fired during the attack.
Mr Simionov had only been living in Britain for a few weeks after arriving from Romania. It is understood that he was working at a VIP party organised by the self-styled aristocrat ‘Lord’ Eddie Davenport, a convicted fraudster.
Footage of the incident shows the former boxer grappling with a number of men outside the luxury venue. One of the attackers is smashed over the head with a vase before staggering away.
Colleagues told how Mr Simionov had been stationed inside the apartment when the fracas began and came outside to protect other staff, three of whom were also stabbed during the attack.
It has also been reported that he was not due to work on New Year’s Eve, but had agreed to cover for someone else.
Mr Simionov’s fiancee told friends she would take his body back to Romania, adding that her loss was “impossible to understand”.
She said on her Facebook page: “My lover and the one who was going to be my husband, Tudor Simionov, was stabbed deep in the heart at work.
“It's hard for me to find the right words in these moments.
“The news of unexpected death has pained us all. Thank you all for your support.”
Detective Chief Inspector Andy Partridge said: “It appears the deceased and the two injured males were working as security staff for the party.
“They were attacked by a group of males who were outside trying to enter. The female was also attacked as she assisted the security staff in closing the front door.
“This shocking incident happened just hours into a New Year, the area was particularly busy with people out celebrating and making their way home.”

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