Folkestone Stabbing Latest

Tributes have been paid to the Afghan student knifed to death during a street brawl in Folkestone six days ago.

17-year-old Osman Shezad was a pupil at K College. The principal, Bill Fearon, said Osman had showed great promise and potential and was an enthusiastic and friendly student.

Two teenagers, Fazulmaq Walizada, 18, from Folkestone, and a 17-year-old boy from Ashford, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were remanded in custody by Dover magistrates charged with his murder.

Osman was knifed as a violent confrontation between two groups of Afghan youths spilled from a house party out into the street.

More than 30 people were seen fighting or milling around when officers arrived in Marine Terrace, Folkestone, just before 8.30pm on Monday. Four people were stabbed, including Osman.

A total of eight people were arrested on suspicion of offences ranging from murder to violent disorder.

Chief Superintendent Chris Hogben, from Kent Police, said knife crime in the area was rare and that the violence could not have  been predicted.

He appealed for calm in the community earlier this week, saying that officers believed the events were confined to two Afghan groups.

Interpreters were drafted in from around the country as the youngsters arrested spoke three different Afghan dialects.


Plastic sheet covering site of stabbing                    Forensic Officer at site of stabbing

 

(pictures Guy Fuller/PA Wire)

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