Mohammed Ibrahim jailed for Derby knife murder

20/01/2017

A young Derby man has been given a life sentence for the murder of Richard Bernard in May 2016.

Mohammed Ibrahim pleaded guilty to murdering Mr Bernard in November 2016 and was today (20 January) handed a life sentence at Derby Crown Court.

Lynsey O'Donnell, Senior Crown Prosecutor at CPS East Midlands, said: "Richard Bernard's death was a tragic waste of life that may never be properly explained. It was the prosecution's case that Mohammed Ibrahim went to Mr Bernard's home with the intention of attacking him, but there is not enough evidence to demonstrate why.

"Ibrahim took out the knife on the approach to the property and attacked Mr Bernard the moment he opened the door, stabbing him four times twice in the front and twice in the back. In the face of overwhelming evidence that he was responsible for Mr Bernards death, Mohammed Ibrahim pleaded guilty at the first opportunity.

"I would like to offer my condolences to Mr Bernard's family and loved ones at this difficult time."