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Kubanji & Miah stabbed man in chest

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Hassan Al-Kubanji and Riaz Miah

Hassan Al-Kubanji, 22, of Peabody Avenue, and Riaz Miah, 21, of no fixed abode, were charged with murder for fatally stabbing Rafaqit Kayani in the chest. Police were called to Slough at 1:45pm and met the victim at the scene with serious injuries.

Senior investigating officer detective chief inspector Dejan Avramovic, of the Major Crime Unit, said: “Today, the jury has concluded Hassan Al-Kubanji and Riaz Miah tragically murdered Rafaqit Kayani in Keel Drive, Slough, on August 30 last year.

“Rafaqit sustained a fatal stab wound to his chest and tragically died in hospital shortly afterwards. I hope that the conviction will in some way help Rafaqit’s family and our thoughts still very much remain with them. This conviction provides a clear message that we will not tolerate knife crime in Slough or anywhere else in the Thames Valley.”

Local policing area commander for Slough, Superintendent Lee Barnham, said: “First and foremost, my condolences go out to Rafaqit Kayani’s loved ones at this extremely difficult time.

“This conviction shows our determination to bring those involved in knife crime to justice. We will not tolerate the carrying of weapons in Slough nor the use of them to cause harm. Police, partners and the public need to work as one to tackle knife crime and violence across Slough, which I understand there are serious concerns about.

Rafaqit Kayani
Rafaqit Kayani

“While we have always taken a robust approach to the possession of weapons in Slough, we are dedicating even more officers to seeking out those who think it is acceptable to be in possession of them, particularly knives. The force will not tolerate the possession of or the use of weapons and our message is clear: you will be stopped, arrested, charged and prosecuted if you do so.

“Our communities play a vital role in our efforts to proactively tackle violence within Slough. We need information about people carrying knives in the area. If anyone has information about knives or violence in Slough, please report it to us by calling 101 or by making a report on our website.

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