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Teenager pleads guilty to murder

Friday, November 11, 2022

A 17-year-old boy has pleaded guilty to murdering Hiwa Ali-Khani in Preston. 

The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to Mr Ali-Khani’s murder at Preston Crown Court on Wednesday (November 9).

He had earlier pleaded guilty to possession of a bladed article.

Police were called around 6.25pm on July 8 this year to Raikes Road after a report of an assault.

Emergency services attended and found Mr Ali-Khani, 27, from Preston, with stab wounds to the chest.

He was treated by paramedics and taken to Royal Preston Hospital but sadly later died. A post mortem examination gave a cause of death as stab wounds.

Police made a number of arrests, launching a murder inquiry.

Following investigation, detectives discovered that Mr Ali-Khani had been waiting in his car, a blue Audi, when he was approached by the boy. During the confrontation Mr Ali-Khani was stabbed to the leg and chest and collapsed on the street.

It is believed the attacker had been intending to target another man, who was also sat in a car on Raikes Road, and Mr Ali-Khani was tragically murdered in a case of mistaken identity.

The boy was later charged with murder. Following his plea, he will be sentenced at Preston Crown Court on November 29.


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