Two stand trial over Omani student's murder in London

German citizen and Kuwaiti are accused of fatally stabbing Mohammed Al Araimi as he walked home in Knightsbridge

Mohammed Abdullah Al Araimi was killed early on Friday as he returned from a restaurant in London. Met Police

Two men will go on trial in the UK on Tuesday accused of murdering a student from Oman during an attempted robbery close to the Harrods department store in central London.

Mohammed Al Araimi, 20, died in the early hours of December 6, 2019, after being stabbed while walking home from a restaurant with a friend.

Emergency services tried unsuccessfully to revive Mr Al Araimi on the street outside the store in London’s upmarket Knightsbridge district. Fellow King’s College London student Nasser Kanoo, 21, was also stabbed during the attack but he survived.

Badir Rahim Alnazi, 24, a Kuwaiti, and Arseboon Dilbaro, 22, a German citizen, are accused of murder, grievous bodily harm and attempted robbery. They have denied the charges.

During preparations for the trial, prospective jurors were asked on Monday if they had ever worked at Harrods or within the prison service.

The trial is expected to last up to four weeks.

Updated: July 19th 2021, 6:07 PM
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