Man found guilty of murder in Shepherds Bush
A man has been found guilty of the murder of Ibrahim Kledat in Shepherds Bush in October of last year. Charles Lansiquot, a 42-year-old man of Bathurst House, White City, will be sentenced at the Old Bailey tomorrow.
The court heard that police were called at approximately 8am on October 20th last year to reports of a fire in Lugard House. At 08:25 the fire was extinguished and a short time later the body of a man with stab injuries was found inside the premises. A murder investigation was launched.
At around lunchtime the same day, Charles Lansiquot walked into Shepherds Bush police station and told police he had witnessed the murder of his friend. He told police that he was in the flat, where he had been drinking with the victim, when two men came in through the front door which he claimed was always left open. He said they pointed a gun at him and told him not to move before stabbing his friend numerous times.
The victim was identified as Ibrahim Kledat, aged 54. A post-mortem examination showed the cause of death to be shock from stab wounds and subsequent bleeding from the chest.
Lansiquot went on to say that the intruders had made him clean away any evidence from the flat before making him take his clothes off and telling him they would kill his family if he told anyone what he had witnessed. Detectives were suspicious of his account and arrested Lansiquot a short while afterwards.