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Man convicted of murder following city centre stabbing

|News, Violent crime

A Cardiff man has been convicted of murder at Newport Crown Court after he stabbed a 21-year-old man following an argument over a spilled drink.

The men were at the Soda Bar on Mill Lane in Cardiff on 21 July last year when the victim’s brother, Hamza Khan, accidentally kicked over a drink belonging to Momodoulamin Saine.

When the men saw each other later in St Mary’s Street, Momodoulamin Saine reacted by picking up a drink and throwing it at Hamza Khan, leading to a confrontation.

Saine left the area only to return a short time later provoking another confrontation where Saine and Asim Khan ended up on the ground, leading to Hamza Khan repeatedly kicking Momodoulamin Saine to the head. It was during this altercation that Saine took out a knife and stabbed Asim Khan twice, causing fatal injuries.  

Thomas Edwards of the CPS said: “Momodoulamin Saine’s decision to go out with a knife that night resulted in tragic consequences that can never be reversed.

“Our thoughts remain with Asim’s family and friends over their loss.”

Momodoulamin Saine will be sentenced on 21 July 2020.

Hamza Khan was convicted of attempting to cause GBH with intent and will be sentenced on 31 July 2020.
 

Notes to editors

  • Thomas Edwards is a Senior Crown Prosecutor in the CPS Cymru-Wales Crown Court team.
  • Momodoulamin Saine (DOB: 7/2/92) was convicted of murder following a trial by jury.
  • Hamza Khan (DOB: 14/11/95) was convicted of attempt to cause GBH with intent following a trial by jury.
  • Asim Khan died 21 July 2019, aged 21.

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