An Indian-origin man is guilty of manslaughter by a UK court. The man will face a sentence in December. The man fatally stabbed a 69-year-old man after a brief verbal spat in west London.
36-year old Gurjeet Singh Lall, attacked Allan Isichei after the duo became involved in an argument over Lall’s spitting in the street. The incident between the pair took place in Southall last year just as Isichei was on his walk back home after a drink at the local pub in the area.
Detective Inspector Jamie Stevenson of the Metropolitan Police”s Specialist Crime division said that Allan,s family is living with the terrible reality that a man could go to his local pub for a quick drink on a Saturday evening and not return home. He further added that there was no reason for Lall to possess a knife and no good reason for him to use it. They are happy that his pleas of acting in self-defense were rejected and he is convicted.
The Incident That Led To The Conviction Of The Indian-Origin Man
On 24th August, Isichei had arrived at The Plough pub near his home. He enjoyed a beer and read his tablet in the beer garden before heading back home. He encountered Lall moments later on his way to St. Mary’s Avenue South in Southall. Lall was leaning against a wall.
The duo had a brief verbal disagreement over Lall spitting on the street. After the exchange of words between the two, Isichei walked away. But then Lall spat on the ground again which lead to a further argument. After this Lall brought out a knife and stabbed Isichei several times in an ensuing struggle.
Isichei managed to disarm Lall but did not realize how badly he was injured. He got up and went down the street before staggering to a neighbor’s house to ring the doorbell and seek help. Police and paramedics were called immediately and he was taken into an ambulance. But his condition worsened on the way and he died.
During police interrogation, Lall said that he had been acting in self-defense. After reviewing Lall’s mental health, he was found fit to stand trial.
Isichei’s family said that they have suffered from the tragic loss of their father, who was a kind, generous, and inspirational man. He spent his time putting others before himself. The camera footage used as evidence in court clearly shows Isichei as the victim.
Lall will remain in custody. He will face a sentence at a hearing in the same London court on 14th December.