BREAKING KILBURN LONDON

A man has admitted manslaughter in relation to a fatal stabbing in Kilburn in July 2020

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Chihab Saleh, 24  of Kilburn Square, Kilburn appeared at Harrow Crown Court on Thursday, 5 August.

He pleaded guilty to the manslaughter, by diminished responsibility, of 37-year-old Peter Petrou. He also pleaded guilty to possession of a bladed article.

Peter, who lived in West Kilburn, was killed on 16 July 2020.

The emergency services were called to Kilburn High Road following reports that a man had been stabbed.

Peter was taken to a central London hospital where he later died.

Saleh was arrested on 21 July 2020. He was charged with multiple offences, including murder, but a plea of manslaughter was subsequently accepted as above.

Detective Chief Inspector Perry Benton, from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said: “This is a tragic case that has left a family devastated. My thoughts remain with Peter’s family and friends as they come to terms with their grief.”