Man acquitted of Park Royal shisha café murder is convicted of GBH with intent

Osman will be sentenced on August 11

Osman will be sentenced on August 11 - Credit: Archant

A man has been acquitted of the murder of a 33-year-old who was stabbed to dead during a brawl outside a shisha café in Park Royal.

Abdulaziz Sharif Osman, 22, from Anerley, south London, was accused of killing Ismail Essa during the fight outside the Lahvina Café in Gorst Road, on November 3 last year.

He was found not guilty of murder, one count of grievous bodily harm and one count of GBH against an associate of the dead man.

Osman, who slashed a man across his face during the brawl, was convicted of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

Nasir Ali Farah, 25, a bank worker from Anerley, was found not guilty of two counts of violent disorder, and Miran Kareem Shukir, 23, an engineer from West Wickham, Kent, was found not guilty of assisting an offender.

Detective Inspector Simon Deefholts, investigating officer, said: “This was a brutal and violent incident that left one man dead another fighting for his life and a third seriously injured.

“I would like to express my utmost gratitude to the members of the Somali community who assisted my officers during the investigation and prosecution. For this we are truly grateful.

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“I would like to reassure the public that we are not seeking any other parties in connection with the death of Mr Essa or any of the related assaults.”

Osman will be sentenced on August 11.