Killer had asylum claim rejected in Norway before UK accepted him as a ‘child’

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Lawangeen Abdulrahimzai was a convicted drug dealer who had murdered two fellow refugees before he was accepted into Britain

Lawangeen Abdulrahimzai
Lawangeen Abdulrahimzai’s claim that he was 14 years old was accepted on his arrival in the UK CREDIT: PA

On his journey from Afghanistan to Bournemouth, Lawangeen Abdulrahimzai travelled through at least five different countries, became a convicted drug dealer, and was sentenced to 20 years in a Serbian prison for murdering two of his countrymen with a Kalashnikov.

The asylum seeker, who on Monday was found guilty of murdering an aspiring Royal Marine, was able to board a ferry in Cherbourg, France and travel to the UK despite his criminal record, and having an asylum claim rejected by the Norwegian authorities a few weeks earlier.

In December 2019 he claimed asylum in Poole, Dorset after falsely telling a Home Office interviewer he was just 14-years-old when he was in fact at least 18.

The court heard that after his arrival in the UK, Abdulrahimzai posed with a knife on TikTok, was filmed on Snapchat assaulting a man in the street, got into street fights for money, and scared his foster carer with his love of knives.


Killer had asylum claim rejected in Norway before UK accepted him as a ‘child’

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