The trial of a man accused of the fatal stabbing of Kingâ€™s student Mohamed Al Araimi is due to take place in July.
Badir Rahim Alnazi, 23, is suspected of attempting to steal Mohammedâ€™s Rolex watch, in a violent robbery which ended in the stabbing and tragic death of the KCL politics and economics student. The incident took place outside Harrodâ€™s department store in Knightsbridge, West London, on 5th December. Mohamed, 20, died at the scene.
The indictment came not long after police released CCTV images of two men they wished to interview for their investigation, offering a Â£20,000 reward for information resulting in prosecution. Alnazi handed himself in shortly after the video was publicised. He will also be charged with attempted robbery and possession of a bladed article.
Since his death, staff and students at Kingâ€™s have paid tribute to Mohamed, a â€˜very kind-hearted person who cared greatly for othersâ€™. Staff who taught Mohamed described him as â€˜smart, helpful, and humbleâ€™ and â€˜a pleasure to interact withâ€™.
Following Mohamedâ€™s death, British police have sought to reassure Arab tourists and residents that London is a safe city for them. Mark McEwan, speaking at a Dubai crime prevention event in December, said that â€˜London is still a very safe cityâ€¦especially for our friends from the UAEâ€™.