Search

Man sentenced to life imprisonment for murder of Queen’s Park escort

PUBLISHED: 16:50 26 October 2017 | UPDATED: 17:04 26 October 2017

Noor Mohammad (Pic: Met Police)

Noor Mohammad (Pic: Met Police)

Archant

A man who stabbed a Queen’s Park escort to death in a “fast moving and frenzied attack” has been jailed for life for her murder.

Noor Mohammad, 29, murdered Romina Kalaci at her home in Fernhead Road on May 22. She was found a week later when police forced open the front door.

He was sentenced to life imprisonment to serve a minimum of 24 years at Blackfriars Crown Court today, changing his plea to guilty yesterday.

The court heard that Ms Kalaci was a 32-year-old Italian/Albanian woman who been living in the UK since 2016.

She advertised her services as an escort on a website which is how she came into contact with Mohammad.

Mohammad, of Sherwood Close, Ealing, arrived at Ms Kalaci’s flat on May 22 armed with a knife from his kitchen.

Judge John Hillen said he subjected her to such a “savage stabbing” above her head and body.

He added: “The blade of the Morphy Richards knife was left embedded in her neck after it snapped due to brutal force.”

The court heard Mohammad found another knife in her flat which he used to stab her before dragging her “feet first” into her shower where he “jammed her head into an unnatural angle” and continued to stab her inner thigh.

After the crime he tried to dispose of his phone and clothes, the court heard, and maintained his innocence until after the trial had started.

Neighbours alerted police to a “terrible smell” coming from her flat and when they entered the property her mobile phone could be heard playing music on a loop.

Judge John Hillen said her family heard from her the day before she died. He added: “This is a terrible burden for those who knew and loved her. They not only lost a daughter, a sister, a friend, but also must bear that loss knowing how she died.”

DI Justin Howick of the HMCC, said. “Noor Mohammad’s attack on Romina Kalaci was brutal and sustained. He made concerted efforts to avoid implication before and after her murder. His plea reflects the weight of overwhelming evidence gathered following a meticulous investigation by the Met’s Homicide Command and scientific support services.

“Mohammad’s actions and his refusal to admit his guilt over many months have caused Ms Kalaci’s family considerable pain. I hope they can take some small comfort in seeing this man brought to account.”

Mohammad, a Bengali who had overstayed his student visa and was in the country illegally, will be deported if released in 2041.

Latest Kilburn & Brent News Stories

40 minutes ago

Supermarket chiefs in Wembley are being served a notice to sort out persistent noise made in its car park following seven years of complaints by residents.

An 86-year-old pensioner who went missing from Willesden has been found.

Health chiefs in Brent are urging people to avoid going to hospital if they are experiencing flu-like symptoms in order to protect other patients.

A Neasden motorist is appealing a fine claiming a ticket was issued when a “no right turn” sign was either not visible or missing in Queen’s Park.

Environmental officers are investigating whether leaking paint during a devastating factory blaze has contaminated the Welsh Harp reservoir.

Yesterday, 18:07

A man has admitted ploughing into two Brent police officers in a sports car, leaving one critically injured.

Yesterday, 16:53

Police are appealing for help in finding a missing 86-year-old woman from Willesden who has dementia.

Yesterday, 09:35

A man has been convicted of murdering a much loved record label boss in a Harlesden barber shop.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Brent Clinical Commissioning Group has announced changes to the community’s cardiology service.

If you have been looking for laser hair removal, beauty salon treatments, or skin care services you may be confused and overwhelmed with so much information out there and so many clinics and salons promising miraculous results.

Louise McGowan, who started as headmistress of Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College in September, speaks to education editor James Scott about life at the school.

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most Read Kilburn News

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Brent & Kilburn Times
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now