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Convicted killer ‘cut pensioner’s throat’ while released on licence

Tuesday, 22 November, 2011 Leave a comment

An Ealing man stabbed his 67-yr-old friend to death while out on probation from a previous killing, a court heard yesterday.

Mohammed Khaleel, 38, murdered Michael Zubrot in Perivale after he was released on licence for killing David Sheehan in 2003.

Jurors at the Old Bailey heard Sheehan was found stabbed to death in his flat in Boston Road, Hanwell. Khaleel was sentenced to eight years in prison for manslaughter.

After he served his sentence, prison authorities released Khaleel on licence. He moved to the probation hostel in April 2010.

In May that year he met 67-year-old Zubrot near Walpole Park, the jury was told. Zubrot was last seen alive at a bus stop on Ealing Broadway, west London, with Khaleel, said prosecutor Duncan Penny.

The pensioner’s decomposing body was found at his home in Buckingham Avenue on 9th September last year after friends raised concerns about his welfare.

Khaleel pleaded not guilty to murder. The trial continues.

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Decapitated wallaby found in Ealing animal park

Sunday, 23 October, 2011 2 comments

A wallaby was found decapitated in its enclosure at an animal park in Hanwell, Ealing on Thursday, October 20.

Slain: A wallaby (similar to this one) had its head cut off on Thursday.

Keepers were shocked to find 7-year-old Parma wallaby Bruce left dead when they arrived at Brent Lodge Park, known locally as Bunny Park, on Thursday morning with the head removed. No other animals were injured but fellow wallaby Rolph was found visibly distressed.

Police confirmed an intruder gained entry by cutting through the perimeter fence to the enclosure at some time on Wednesday night. Once inside, they killed the wallaby.

Detective Inspector Tim Yates of Ealing CID said: “I know the families who use this park will be very concerned about this attack, but it is a very unusual incident and we are determined to find those responsible.”

A veterinary examination confirmed a knife had been used.

Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, Ealing Council’s cabinet member for transport and environment, said: “I am completely sickened by this attack on a defenceless animal and I know the whole community is equally shocked.”

No arrests have been made. Police are appealing for witnesses and enquiries are ongoing.

As a member of the British and Irish Association of Zoos & Aquariums, the centre houses a variety of animals including mongooses, goats, guinea pigs and rabbits, exotic birds and an indoor area with monkeys, reptiles and spiders.

Contact Ealing Police on 0208 721 7030 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 with any information in connection with the incident.

Image credit wwarby, Flickr.