Tis’ the season to be stabbing

One said the killer said ‘Wallah’, an Arabic slang term for ‘I swear to God’, before plunging the knife into his victim.

Teenager stabbed to death ‘in Boxing Day sales fight for trainers’ at Foot Locker on Oxford Street was knifed in the heart, say police

  • Seydou Diarrassouba died of single stab wound to the heart after Foot Locker attack
  • Second victim injured four hours later outside Nike in separate attack
  • Police say attacks took place at the ‘busiest place in the United Kingdom on the busiest shopping day’
  • Eleven people arrested in and around store shortly after stabbing
  • Oxford Street has been reopened to the public this morning except for a small crime scene outside Footlocker near Oxford Circus
  • Detectives urge witnesses who filmed incident on mobiles to hand in footage


Last updated at 5:30 PM on 27th December 2011

A teenager was knifed in the heart in front of horrified bargain hunters in a suspected row over a pair of trainers, police said today.

Shoppers looked on in horror as the 18-year-old was stabbed to death in a branch of Foot Locker on Oxford Street in central London yesterday.

Witnesses said the teenager was amongst a group of black youths, thought to be rival gangs, fighting over the shoes.

The teen, named as Seydou Diarrassouba, managed to stagger outside bleeding heavily before collapsing on the street.

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H/T: Vlad

5 Responses

  1. What is it with Blacks and Trainers? In the US, Blacks rioting over Trainers, shootings – again at Footlocker.

  2. VFR states that the murderer and victim were Somalis. That adds two further dimensions to this episode.

    The question that begs is what made the ruling class elite think that importing Benefit scroungers from Somalia was good for the UK?

  3. The question that arose in my mind was how come the victim and murderer were both Somalis? The dominant culture of Somalia is brigandage.

    Then Raedwald gives a possible reason

    6. Don’t target the same shop at the same time as a rival shoplifting gang …


    It was a turf war. Fits.

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