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Man convicted following Golders Green knife incident

Gabriel Abdullah pleaded guilty to affray and possession of a knife at Harrow Crown Court on Tuesday

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A man arrested following an incident in Golders Green in January has been convicted of affray and possession of a knife.

Gabriel Abdullah, 34, of Hamilton Road, pleaded guilty to the offences at Harrow Crown Court on Tuesday 27th February.

He was arrested after police were called to reports of a man with a knife at a kosher supermarket in Hamilton Road on Monday 29th January. 

There were no reports of any injuries, however a knife was recovered at the scene. 

Following the conviction, Chief Superintendent Sara Leach, responsible for policing in north-west London, said: “This incident in Golders Green understandably caused significant concern for our Jewish communities and I hope that today’s conviction clearly demonstrates how seriously this incident was taken.

“The conviction is largely due to the fast response of officers who had Abdullah in handcuffs within minutes of police being called, the bravery of volunteers from Shomrim and members of the public who intervened before police arrived, and the overwhelming case evidence compiled against Abdullah that resulted in him pleading guilty.”

Abdullah was remanded in custody for sentencing at the same court on Wednesday 8th May.


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