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Triple killer sentenced to 29 years for murdering aspiring marine outside Subway

An asylum seeker who stabbed a man to death following an argument over an e-scooter has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 29 years.

Lawangeen Abdulrahimzai killed Thomas Roberts, 21, outside a Bournemouth Subway sandwich shop in the early hours of March 12 last year.

A court heard the aspiring marine was acting as ‘peacemaker’ after his friend James Medway got into an argument with the Afghan national.

Mr Medway wanted to take an e-scooter Abdulrahimzai, 21, had claimed for himself and left propped against the shop on Old Christchurch Road.

The confrontation, which lasted only 24 seconds, saw Mr Roberts slap Abdulrahimzai in the face.

He responded by revealing a knife he had hidden between two pairs of trousers and stabbed Mr Roberts twice before running away into nearby woodland.

Abdulrahimzai buried the knife in the woods before burning his trousers, jacket, and an Afghan flag he was wearing as a scarf.

But he was arrested after police traced his mobile phone that he dropped as he fled.

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