Shocking footage shows the moment a knifeman tried to kick his way into a house before stabbing his daughter’s father-in-law to death in a row over wedding gifts.
Police footage also captures the moment the man was caught after he killed a father on his Birmingham doorstep.
Ahmad Alsino and Mohammed Ibrahim had fallen out following a family wedding, and at just before 1pm on 13 March this year Alsino stabbed Mr Ibrahim four times at his home in Castle Vale.
Police today (November 7) released footage showing how they tracked Alsino across Birmingham and arrested him at gunpoint just 40 minutes about the murder.
The 55-year-old died at the scene. And his son was seriously injured in the tragic attack. Mr Ibrahim’s devastated family called 999 and officers began tracking Al Sino as the 43-year-old drove across the city, so armed officers were right behind Alsino when he arrived at his Northfield home and arrested him as he got out of his car at 1.40pm.
On searching his car police found a plastic bag containing two knives, one was later found by forensic experts to have Mr Ibrahim’s blood on it.
Alsino, of Chatham Road, was found guilty of murder and attempted murder last month. A second man was found not guilty of the charges. He was sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court on Thursday (November 2) to life with a minimum term of 26 years.
The court was told Alsino had driven his pregnant daughter Lylan to the property where a bitter row broke out with her partner. He had tried to kick the door down and when Mr Ibrahim came outside he was stabbed four times, with three wounds penetrating his chest.
Sentencing, Judge Simon Drew KC said “You took your pregnant daughter to Cadbury Drive to collect some of her belongings from the house where she was living with her husband Aram and the Ibrahim family. When Lylan was in the house you waited by the car, angry and upset, but not seeking a confrontation.
“When Mohammed Ibrahim came out of the house he invited you in. That served to inflame matters, your anger increased and you refused his invitation. When Lylan subsequently phoned, claiming that she was being assaulted, you believed her and as a result you lost your temper and armed yourself with a knife.
“You went to the door to force your way in in order to get her out but you failed to open it. When the door was opened you saw Lylan, Mr Ibrahim and Aram in the front hallway. You then launched an unprovoked attack upon Mr Ibrahim and Aram, at first with fists and then using the knife on both of them in a violent frenzy, stabbing each a number of times.
“I am satisfied that you must have intended to kill Mohammed when you were stabbing him. You knew that you had seriously injured two men but you offered them no assistance and left the scene failing to contact emergency services.
“I have listened to the victim personal statements in this case with care. The whole Ibrahim family, who came to this country to find sanctuary, have been severely affected by your actions on that day. “
In a statement the victim’s daughter said her father, who had fled from Syria, had been the victim of a “barbaric and brutal” attack. She said “He was a highly regarded dentist from the Kurdish community.
“He was a pillar of the community. He was not only known for his profession but also for his generosity, kindness and wisdom to anybody who crossed his path.”
West Midlands Police statement
Detective Inspector Damian Forrest, from the Homicide team, said: “Alsino’s decision to carry and use a knife has resulted in the loss of a father’s life.
“His actions, which have rightly been brought to justice, underline the irreversible impact such dangerous decisions can have. We know that nothing will ever bring Mr Ibrahim back but we hope this sentence will provide some comfort to his family and friends.”