Murder Conviction for Mohammed Hussain

A man has been convicted of murder, following an incident in Slough in January.

On 4 January 2020, Wexham boxer, Mohammed Aman Ashraq, was found in Benjamin Lane shortly before 20:00 GMT.

He had been stabbed in the back with a hunting knife, just meters from where he lived.  Next to him was found a backpack containing what appeared to be gym kit, towels and shower gel, as well as a socket wrench.

Mr Ashraq was taken, by paramedics from South Central Ambulance Service, to Wexham Park Hosptial, but was sadly pronounced dead later that night.

Two of the victim’s former school friends, 18-year-olds Hamza Mahmood and Mohammed Hussain (pictured), were arrested over the incident.

Yesterday, 24 July 2020, in Reading Crown Court, Mohammed Hussain was convicted one count of murder by a majority jury.  Hussain, will be sentenced at the same court on Friday 31 July at Reading Crown Court.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector Dejan Avramovic of Thames Valley Police’s Major Crime Unit, said:

“I am satisfied that justice has been served and the jury were able to reach a conclusion in the case of Hussain. Even after a trial and this conviction the true reason why Mr Ashraq died and what happened between the men has not been fully established. It is however our belief that Mr Ashraq’s death was the result of an illicit transaction where a knife was present at the scene.”

Hamza Mahmood, who was present at the time Mr Ashraq was stabbed, was also charged with murder, but a jury were unable to reach a verdict in his case.

As a result, Mr Mahmood remains in custody pending a CPS decision on whether to seek a retrial. This will be decided by Wednesday 29 July.

Local Policing Commander for Slough Superintendent Gavin Wong, said:

“As a Police Force we are only too aware of the need for us to work with members of our community, with our partners and with young people in order to engage with them to help them to understand the true dangers of carrying a knife.”

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