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Man convicted of murder in Slough

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A jury has found a man guilty of murder following an incident in Slough at the start of the year.

18-year-old Mohammed Aman Ashraq, from the town, died after being stabbed in the back with a hunting knife on Benjamin Lane, Wexham, on 4th January.

It happened at around 7.50pm when an altercation took place.

Mr Ashraq was taken to hospital, where he died later that night from a stab wound.

Mohammad Hussain, of Benjamin Close and also 18, was convicted by majority jury of one court of murder at Reading Crown Court. 

He'll be sentenced at the same court on Friday 31st July.

Local Policing Commander for Slough Superintendent Gavin Wong, said: "Whenever something like this happens and a young person loses their life, it undoubtedly has an effect on the whole community. 

"I would like to express my deepest sympathies to the family of Mr Ashraq.

"As a Police Force we are only too aware of the need for us to work with members of our community, with our partners and with young people in order to engage with them to help them to understand the true dangers of carrying a knife.

"In Slough we are committed to tackling knife crime and alongside enforcement action and things like knife amnesties, we are working closely with Slough Borough Council and the Safer Slough Partnership to educate young people about the dangers of carrying weapons.

"We are also engaging with schools and our Neighbourhood teams are engaging out in the community to try and remove fear which is one of the key factors of a young person carrying a knife."

Meanwhile, the jury were unable to reach a verdict in the case of 18-year-old Hamza Mahmood, of Shaggy Calf Lane, who was charged with murder.

He remains in custody awaiting to hear whether there will be a retrial, which will be decided by 29th July.

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