I’m the foster mum of asylum seeker who murdered Brit & was let into UK despite killer past – he attacked me too


THE foster mum of an asylum seeker who murdered a Brit has mentioned he attacker her as properly.

Lawangeen Abdulrahimzai, 21, fatally knifed Thomas Roberts, 21, an aspiring Royal Marine, throughout a row over and e-scooter in Bournemouth in March final 12 months.


Nicola Marchant-Jones mentioned Abdulrahimzai had tried to headbutt her
Abdulrahimzai was previously convicted of murder in Serbia


Abdulrahimzai was beforehand convicted of homicide in SerbiaCredit score: PA

It has now been revealed Abdulrahimzai was beforehand convicted of homicide in Serbia.

The killer was handed a 20-year sentence in his absence after two folks have been shot useless exterior a refugee space by a petroleum station.

He was allowed into the UK in 2019 after he advised authorities he was a 14-year-old schoolboy whose mother and father had been killed by the Taliban in Afghanistan.

His lies allowed him to be positioned with foster mum Nicola Marchant-Jones who mentioned that she had “needed to settle for he was 14” and had “no different approach of checking it”.

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Abdulrahimzai was fostered by Nicola from early 2020 to mid-2021 earlier than he was moved to a different household.

At his trial at Salisbury Crown Courtroom, she mentioned he was initially a “shy, shiny lad” who suffered from “evening terrors” however grew a “Jekyll and Hyde” persona having been caught with knives quite a lot of instances.

Chatting with the MailOnline at this time, she mentioned he left her care after changing into violent.

She mentioned she hadn’t been conscious of his background earlier than he got here to the UK and the homicide of Mr Roberts had come as a shock to her.

Nicola mentioned: “When he first got here he was fairly a shy mild boy however then abruptly he modified, his persona modified utterly and he turned a really completely different individual.


“He was spoken to by the police about carrying knives and he appeared to suppose he had the correct to hold a knife to defend himself.”

She added that he would usually get into bother at college for preventing.

On one other event that they had gone to JD Sports activities to purchase a brand new coat however she caught him with a knife he had taken from her kitchen, and took it from him.

Nevertheless, when he was caught with a knife Dorset Police solely gave him phrases of recommendation.

Nicola mentioned that one level he had advised her he was “doing road preventing”.

She mentioned: “He appeared to have plenty of cash. I did not see any cash however he was shopping for good issues. He mentioned he bought £100 for ten minutes preventing.”


He was faraway from her care when, throughout an argument, he almost headbutted her.

On March 12 final 12 months, Abdulrahimzai had bought right into a row with Tom’s pal James Medway over an e-scooter.

When Royal Marine hopeful Tom intervened, he was stabbed within the coronary heart and abdomen by the “very aggressive” defendant.

Tragically, the time between the argument breaking out and Tom being knifed was simply 24 seconds.

Jurors have been advised Abdulrahimzai “revels in violence” and had a “fascination with knives”.

He posed with 10 inch blades on TikTok to get followers from “folks on the market liking knives”.

He was identified with borderline persona dysfunction after claiming he thought Tom was a Taliban agent despatched to kill him.

Abdulrahimzai claimed to be 16 when he was arrested on suspicion of murdering Tom.

However after examination of his enamel, it was dominated he was really 21 years outdated.

The asylum seeker first went to Serbia via Pakistan and Iran in October 2015 earlier than arriving in Norway later that month.

Abdulrahimzai then left Norway and spent a while in Italy and Serbia.

Reviews in Serbian media described how two Afghans have been gunned down close to the village of Dobrinci in August 2018.

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On the opening of the trial final week prosecutor Nic Lobbenberg KC advised jurors: “Thomas was the peacemaker, he got here between the 2 males. For his troubles, he acquired two stab wounds.”

Abdulrahimzai shall be sentenced on January 25.

Abdulrahimzai 'revels in violence' and previously posed with a knife


Abdulrahimzai ‘revels in violence’ and beforehand posed with a knifeCredit score: Solent
CCTV footage shows Abdulrahimzai (ringed in white) being chased by James Medway


CCTV footage exhibits Abdulrahimzai (ringed in white) being chased by James MedwayCredit score: Solent
Tom Roberts was stabbed in the heart in a row over e-scooters


Tom Roberts was stabbed within the coronary heart in a row over e-scootersCredit score: BPM

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