Teenager, 17, pleads guilty for Stabbing Hazrat Umar, 18, to Death in Birmingham

The 17-year-old – who cannot be named for legal reasons – was walking along Norwood Road, Bordesley Green on Monday 25 February, when he pulled out a Rambo style knife and began the brutal attack on Hazrat, who was walking up ahead.

Following the frenzied attack, the callous teen picked up his knife and left the scene, leaving Hazrat for dead.

Sadly, despite the best effort of paramedics, nothing could be done to save him and the 18-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

Defendant later presented at hospital with his family, claiming he had been robbed by armed men. Medical professionals noted his injuries didn’t match up with his story and he was arrested later that evening.

A post mortem examination revealed that Hazrat was stabbed 15 times however was killed by one fatal stab wound in his heart.

Following a four day trial, the defendant pleaded guilty to murder at Birmingham Crown Court and is due to be sentenced tomorrow (14 June).

Detective Inspector Michelle Allen from force CID said, “This was a tragic case where a young man lost his life in the most brutal way and highlights the shocking reality of teenagers carrying



knives.

“A young boy felt the need to arm himself with a deadly weapon and used it to viciously attack another teenager.

“Hazrat sadly died that day and the defendant will face years behind bars, proving that there are no winners of knife crime.

“His family will never be able to come to terms with what happened that day, but I hope that this outcome will provide them with some comfort.”

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