Chilling moment when the murderer runs down the street brandishing a hunting knife before man is stabbed to death
This is the chilling moment when a murderer ran down a street with a huge hunting knife before a man was stabbed to death in a gang attack in West London.
Kamil Sohal, 23, belonged to a gang of four who chased and stabbed 22-year-old Osvaldo de Carvalho in Acton to death.
In the shocking image, Kamil Sohal can be seen ‘brutally’ with the knife running to stab the defenseless victim as part of an ongoing feud.
Kamil Sohal, 23, was caught on CCTV while running down the road brandishing a large hunting knife before 22-year-old Osvaldo de Carvalho was stabbed in Acton, West London
He had been called to the scene by his brothers Sukhminder Sohal, 25, and Michael Sohal, 28. All three were sentenced to life for murder.
Mr. Osvaldo was cornered and stabbed several times in the back with the fatal blow, so deep that it almost went through him.
The brothers’ 24-year-old friend Antoine George from Northolt, West London, was sentenced to nine years in prison for manslaughter on the conviction in Croydon Crown Court.
The court heard that the four men and Mr. Osvaldo had been involved in an ongoing dispute.
The four men and Osvaldo de Carvalho, 22, (photo) were involved in an ongoing dispute, the court heard
When Sukhminder and Michael Sohal met Mr. Osvaldo and two of his friends in Twyford Gardens on the night of September 24, 2019, they called their brother, Kamil, for support and reinforcement.
On receiving this call, Kamil picked up a large hunting knife that he brandished as he ran down Uxbridge Road to the crime scene from his nearby house.
George, who had also been in the house, went with Kamil to the scene of the dispute.
After his arrival, and after a short chase, the three in the victim’s group ran off the scene. The two friends headed in one direction and Mr. Osvaldo came across West Lodge Avenue.
Witnesses described him being chased by a group of men, some armed with knives.
When they caught up to him, they surrounded him and stabbed him, then ran away, leaving Mr. Osvaldo dying on the ground, the court heard.
The three brothers left the scene and returned to Kamil’s address. George left the area in a car parked in the driveway outside Kamil’s flat.
A post-mortem examination revealed that Mr. Osvaldo had been stabbed several times, including a deep wound on his left leg allegedly caused by significant force.
The deadly wound was in his back and was so deep that the knife almost went through his body.
When Sukhminder and Michael Sohal met Mr. Osvaldo and two of his friends in Twyford Gardens on the night of September 24, 2019, they called their brother, Kamil, for support and reinforcement. Pictured: Kamil (left) and Michael Sohal (right)
Later that evening, in an attempt to cover their tracks, Michael and Sukhminder set fire to clothing they were wearing at the time of the stabbing.
A police investigation revealed that on the day of the murder, George and Sukhminder Sohal went to a shop in Hounslow that sold knives and bought the used weapons before taking them to Kamil’s flat. However, those weapons have never been recovered.
Yesterday the four men appeared at Croydon Crown Court.
Kamil Sohal, of Uxbridge Road, Acton was sentenced to life with a minimum term of imprisonment of 22 years.
Sukhminder and Michael Sohal, both from Lockwood Road, Southall, were each sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 19 years.
A fourth man, Karim Azab, 25, was found not guilty of murder and manslaughter.
After the conviction, DCI Tunstall of Met Police said: “This is a very tragic case that took the life of a young man. We know that there had been animosity between these two groups before and unfortunately that culminated in the events that unfolded that night.
When they caught up to him, they surrounded him and stabbed him, then ran away, leaving Mr. Osvaldo dying on the ground, the court heard. Pictured: Sukminder Sohal (left) and Antoine George (right)
The Sohal brothers had no qualms about armor and – in Kamil’s case – running down a busy main road waving the gun in full view of everyone nearby.
They then subjected Osvaldo – who had no chance to defend himself – to a brutal and persistent attack. I hope Osvaldo’s family can find some comfort for their pain, knowing that his attackers have now been given lengthy prison terms.
Knife crime has a tremendous, terrible impact on our communities and I hope today’s conviction reflects the seriousness with which this type of violence will be taken and deter potential offenders from carrying dangerous weapons.
Reducing violent crime in communities across London remains the Met’s top priority. We work tirelessly – day and night – to get guns off the streets, engage and reassure the public, and keep our communities safe. ‘