Father of youth worker stabbed to death by drug dealer when son & # 39; s killer is mentioned

Charlie Hurd, now 17, smashed 16-year-old Omid Saidy near the Parsons Green underground station in West London on 16 October last year.

A 16-year-old who put a youth worker to death after being asked to stop selling drugs outside his parental home can be mentioned today for the first time.

Heroin and crack dealer Charlie Hurd, now 17, cut 16-year-old Omid Saidy in the street at the Parsons Green underground station in West London on October 16 last year.

Hurd was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to eight years in an institution for young offenders in June this year, but a court order prevented the publication of his name so far.

The killer, who turns 18 on Christmas Day, can now be identified after his appeal against the penalty on Friday at the Supreme Court has failed.

His criminal past included wielding a machete during a robbery in 2016, wearing a lock knife in his sock and taking a gun to school when he was twelve – yet he was free to kill Mr Sandy.

And four days before Omid died, Hurd 's accomplice, Shafiq Smith, who stabbed Omid Saidy' s friend Femi Oluwafemi on the spot, was caught with a knife but released during the trial.

Charlie Hurd, now 17, smashed 16-year-old Omid Saidy near the Parsons Green underground station in West London on 16 October last year.

Charlie Hurd, now 17, cut the 20-year-old Omid Saidy at the Parsons Green station in West London on October 16 last year – four days after he was caught with a knife

Omid's parents Virginia Jerome and Majid Saidy, pictured leaving the Old Bailey, believe their son could live today if his killer had been detained

Omid's parents Virginia Jerome and Majid Saidy, pictured leaving the Old Bailey, believe their son could live today if his killer had been detained

Omid's parents Virginia Jerome and Majid Saidy, pictured leaving the Old Bailey, believe their son could live today if his killer had been detained

After Hurd was mentioned for the first time today, Omid's father, Majid Saidy, said: "Hurd's appeal has simply contributed to our trauma, but I'm glad the reporting restrictions have been lifted so everyone can see the face now of the person who took my beloved son from us. He is a bad person who has to sit in prison.

I feel that if you are a man who has enough to carry a knife, let alone that you have to use it on another person, you must do a masculine sentence.

When these people appear in court, they present themselves as if butter would not melt, the opposite of how they behave on the street. It is insanity that knife carriers do not go to jail for a first offense, let alone a second offense.

"Shafiq Smith, who was also imprisoned for his part in Omid's death, was caught with a knife just four days before my son was murdered – I wonder if the court would have held him in jail, my son here today? & # 39;

Saidy had his friend Omotosho & # 39; Femi & # 39; Oluwafemi (18) called to help Hurd deal with him by challenging him for dealing with drugs near his house.

Femi was then screwed in by another dealer Shafiq Smith (20) after he arrived on the scene at Pursers Cross Road and his moped crashed in a desperate attempt to deter them.

Saidy, from Fulham, suffered wounds from his neck, trunk and back and was declared dead just after 8.30 pm.

Hurd, from Durham, was acquitted of murder but sentenced for manslaughter by an Old Bailey jury.

Smith, from Wandsworth, was acquitted of murder but convicted of injuring Femi with the intention of causing serious bodily harm. He was imprisoned for a little more than six years.

Judge Anne Molyneux had the case a "tragedy for Omid Saidy and the family of Omid Saidy & # 39; called. His loss is something that they will never be able to process. & # 39;

These are the knives that were found at the site of the murder in Parsons Green in West London

These are the knives that were found at the site of the murder in Parsons Green in West London

These are the knives that were found at the site of the murder in Parsons Green in West London

Jury members had heard that the two victims had also worn knives.

Prosecutor Timothy Cray said: "Should they have chased the accused? Absolutely not, dealing with drug dealers is the work of the police and the events show how quickly violence can spread when individuals try to take the law into their own hands. & # 39;

He said that Mr. Saidy had made a decision that caused a series of events & # 39; which led to "horrible consequences for himself and for his family & # 39; by opting for a confrontation with the drug trade duo.

"Omid believed these suspects were selling drugs outside of his parental home, he was going to confront these defendants and tell them to stop," he said.

He called Femi in the course of the chase that arrived on his moped, where all four arrived at the Parsons Green metro station.

During the violent confrontation, Mr. Saidy was tied up and kicked when he was lying on the floor.

In spite of the emergency, he died on the spot of blood loss around 8.30 pm.

Femi drove on the sidewalk to try to drive out of the pair but collided with a number of parked cars.

Instead of returning, Smith locked up the fallen rider before he picked him up and plunged the knife into his chest and poked his lungs.

Smith was arrested on October 19 and told officers he was on the scene-but he claimed he was acting in self-defense and had no idea that the younger one was armed.

Hurd ran to Munster Road where he removed the knife & # 39; but was arrested by the police within about 15 minutes after the fight.

Cray said he also had wounds that were later treated with sutures, but he posted photos of his injuries on Instagram and said he had been stabbed.

Hurd initially denied any knowledge of the incident before claiming he was a victim of a crime.

Hurd, from the area of ​​Durham, was denied and acquitted of murder, but was sentenced for manslaughter by the jury.

Smith, of Wandsworth, was also acquitted of murder but sentenced for intentional injury.

Omid's mother, Virginia Jerome, had said to the court: "October 16, 2017 was the day this nightmare began. But it is not a nightmare. It is real.

"Omid has been taken away from us in the most cruel and senseless way. Omid was the brightest star that brought life and love to everyone around him.

& # 39; As parents we can not agree with the fact that we will never see our child again. We will never see him married or have his own children.

& # 39; We spent his 21st birthday crying for him and no parent would have to go through what we have. He was a remarkable young man and he will never be forgotten.

We used to have a family Sunday, but without Omid it will not be the same, so now we do not have it anymore. & # 39;

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