Thugs face years in jail after admitting stabbing nightclub doorman to death at exclusive New Year’s Eve party thrown by Lord ‘Fast Eddie’ Devonport at £12.5million Mayfair mansion
- Tudor Simionov, 33, bled to death after he was knifed in Mayfair, west London
- He had been guarding a party at a £12.5million mansion on exclusive Park Lane
- Adam Khalil, 21, Haroon Akram, 26, from west London, admitted manslaughter
- Nor Hamada, 23, had denied the murder but later also admitted manslaughter
- The trio, who appeared in court together today, will be sentenced tomorrow
Three thugs who killed a doorman at an exclusive New Year’s Eve party are facing years in jail.
Tudor Simionov, 33, bled to death after he was knifed in the chest outside the £12.5million Portland Place on Park Lane in Mayfair, west London as gate-crashers demanded entry to an exclusive party hosted by Lord ‘Fast Eddie’ Davenport.
Nor Hamada, 24, Adam Khalil, 21, Haroon Akram, 26, fought savagely with security guards as they were told they could not enter before the fatal blow was landed.
The trio will be sentenced tomorrow after Hamada eventually joined the other two in pleading guilty to manslaughter.
During the trial Mr Simionov’s fiancée, 23-year-old Madalina Anghel had told the court she had ‘lost everything’ following the killing.
Trouble started on December 31, 2018 when doorman, Atu Ngoy, threw Adham El Shalakany, 24, over the bonnet of a Lamborghini when he tried to pay his way inside with two female friends.
His friends came to his aid and a fight broke out between them and the bouncers resulting in Mr Simionov’s death and five other security workers being stabbed.
Hamada (pictured), from Wembley, north west London, was arrested at Gatwick Airport and told officers he was not a murderer. He was convicted of violent disorder and four wounding charges, but a jury failed to reach a verdict against him on the charge of murder. Hamada finally admitted manslaughter earlier this month
Adam Khalil, 21, (left) Haroon Akram, 26, (right) admitted manslaughter shortly after the trial started last year
Mr Simionov went outside to quell the violence and had only been on the street for less than a minute before he was killed.
Body worn police footage later showed him being tended to by El Shalakany and another man as he lay dying in one of the venue’s red-lit en suite bathrooms.
Philip Evans, QC, prosecuting, said the fast moving fracas left the doorman with unsurvivable injuries.
Footage of the brutal fight showed a knife being wielded by Ossama Hamed, 25, as Hamada fought with Mr Simionov’s colleagues.
Hamed inflicted the fatal wound before he fled the UK with Hamada, who had been out celebrating his birthday, on a ferry to Calais.
They travelled onto to Paris, then Barcelona before flying to Morocco, North Africa.
They ended up in Rabat, where Hamada received a call from his mother to say police had contacted her explaining they knew he was not the knifeman.
Hamada said: ‘I stayed with him maybe three or four days, four or five max. He was going out and I told him I was not in the mood for going out.
‘As soon as he left, I got by bag and left. I went to Tangier. He poisoned my thoughts. He was using me as a scapegoat.
‘Mr Simionov and me, had no issue. I had no quarrel with him. He was a security man doing his job at the end of the day.’
Tudor Simionov, 33, (left) bled to death after he was knifed in the chest outside one of Lord Edward Davenport’s Mayfair bashes. The victim’s fiancée, 23-year-old Madalina Anghel (right) had earlier told the court she had ‘lost everything’ following the attack
Tudor Simionov, 33, (pictured centre, becoming involved in a fight) was killed while other hired security staff were wounded during a knife attack outside a £12.5million townhouse in Mayfair, west London
Hamada, from Wembley, north west London, was arrested at Gatwick Airport and told officers he was not a murderer.
He was convicted of violent disorder and four wounding charges, but a jury failed to reach a verdict against him on the charge of murder.
Hamada finally admitted manslaughter earlier this month.
Khalil, of Kingsbury, northwest London, and Akram, of Fulham, southwest London, also admitted manslaughter.
Ahmed Munajed, 26, of Hammersmith, west London, admitted violent disorder and was earlier jailed for two years.
El Shalakany, of Fulham, was cleared of violent disorder over his alleged role in the fighting while his then partner Shaymaa Lamrani, 27, of northwest London was acquitted of perverting the course of justice by disposing of the murder weapon.
Hamed is still on the run.
Ahmed Munajed, 26, admitted violent disorder and breaching a suspended sentence at the Old Bailey. He was last year jailed for a total of two years and 21 weeks
Hamed is believed to have travelled to Jordan following the murder on London’s Park Lane on New Year’s Eve. He is still on the run
The victim’s fiancée, 23-year-old Madalina Anghel had appealed for information leading to the capture of Ossama Hamed in a statement read to the court.
She said: ‘Tudor and I met three years ago at university in Romania and in October 2018 moved to London to start a new life.
‘Tudor was a professional rower who had been successful in many competitions. He believed that moving to England would be an opportunity to focus on his sport.
‘On 31 December 2018, Tudor had gone to work as normal when his life was suddenly taken away. He just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time; he was simply unlucky.
‘Tudor was only 33 years old and we had planned our whole lives together. He was always thinking about everyone else and putting others first. He was the kindest person I knew and by losing him, I have lost everything.
‘We were meant to be getting married this summer but instead of attending our wedding I have been attending court. Instead of going to the church to arrange our wedding I was going to church to bury him. My life has been turned upside down.
‘I am pleased those involved have been convicted but we must now keep working to find Ossama Hamed who remains on the run from police.
‘Nothing can change the past and we cannot bring Tudor back, but finding Ossama Hamed and bringing him to justice will help me find closure after all that has happened.
‘I would ask anyone who has any information on his whereabouts to speak to police as soon as possible. Imagine how you would feel knowing one of those involved in the death of your loved one was still walking free.
‘Someone, somewhere must know where he is.’
Host Lord ‘Fast Eddie’ Davenport, notorious for holding VIP orgies, is alleged to have ‘run out the back door’ in the ensuing mayhem last year.
Female guests were escorted inside free of charge where they enjoyed bottles of free champagne, but male punters queued up paying hundreds of pounds each for entry.
Tables, priced at £2,000-a-pop, where laden with ‘plates of cocaine’ openly being snorted as the private bouncers patrolled the three floors.
Lord Davenport stood behind the front door with his head of security, Mark McKinley, peering through a spy-hole.
The so-called ‘Lord of Fraud’ was jailed for seven years and eight months in 2011 for conning investors and is known for hosting wild sex parties.
He was released just three years later as an ‘act of mercy’ after he was left gravely ill following a kidney transplant.
Judge Anthony Leonard, QC, said Mr Simionov’s killers will be sentenced tomorrow.
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