Killer who fled UK after new dad was stabbed to death is jailed after being caught walking along M40 in High Wycombe
A baby-faced killer who fled the UK after a new dad was stabbed to death in a brutal road rage attack has been jailed for four-and-a-half years after he was caught by police walking along the M40 in High Wycombe.
Zakir Nawaz, 21, was knocked to the ground, repeatedly kicked and stamped on before being knifed in the chest.
Killers Warsame Mohamed, 23, punched Mr Nawaz before suspected murderer Abdulahi Shire, 22, stabbed him.
Mr Nawaz had just become a dad for the second time just ten days before the attack on September 10, 2016.
He was set upon after he confronted Mohamed and Nawaz for colliding with his friend's hire car.
Mohamed fled to Holland after the attack but sneaked back into the UK and was arrested after police spotted him walking on the M40 in High Wycombe on January 29.
Mohamed tried giving false details but checks revealed he was wanted over killing and was arrested.
The group's Nissan Almera, which was damaged from the initial prang, was found the day after the killing abandoned in Mendip Road in High Wycombe.
It had been stripped of its number plates and a failed attempt made to set fire to the car.
Forensics experts found Mohamed's DNA on a pair of blood-stained jeans in the boot and a cigarette butt in the car's ashtray, while his fingerprint was also recovered from a petrol canister in the boot.
A painstaking CCTV trawl showed the car's movements before and after the attack, while facial mapping experts determined a strong likeness to Mohamed and the man caught on CCTV punching and kicking the victim.
Mohamed was due to stand trial for murder - with detectives arguing he played a 'joint enterprise' role despite not delivering the fatal stab wound - but he admitted a lesser charge of manslaughter.
He was jailed for four-and-half years at Birmingham Crown Court on Wednesday (July 10).
Meanwhile an international arrest warrant has been issued for Shire.
Detective Sergeant Neil Aston, said Mohamed played a lead role in the brutal assault.
He added: "He goes into the melee, throws lots of punches and can be seen on CCTV running off with the man we believed stabbed Mr Nawaz.
"Our argument was that he knew a member of his group was armed with a knife and was complicit in the killing.
"My detectives worked really hard to secure this conviction, scrutinising lots of CCTV to piece together a picture of what happened and called upon forensic and facial mapping experts to link Mohamed to the offence.
"Mohamed is the second man we've convicted over Mr Nawaz's death.
"We are working with Europol in a bid to trace Abdulahi Shire and bring him back to the UK to stand trial for murder."
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