LONDON, OCTOBER 27: An Indian-origin man has been found guilty of manslaughter by a UK court, according to media reports.
36-year-old Gurjeet Singh Lall has reportedly stabbed a 69-year-old Allan Isichei to death after a brief verbal row in west London.
According to reports, both men got involved in an argument over Lall’s spitting in the street, after which Singh attacked Allan Isichei.
The incident took place on August 24 last year in Southall just as Allan was on his walk back home after a drink at a local pub in the area.
On Monday, an Inner London Crown Court jury found Singh guilty of manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility.
“It beggars belief that a man could go to his local pub for a quick drink on a Saturday evening and not return home, but that is the terrible reality that Allan’s family have been left with,” said Detective Inspector Jamie Stevenson, Metropolitan Police’s Specialist Crime division.
“There was no good reason for Lall to have had a knife in his possession that day, and no good reason for him to use it. I am glad that he has been convicted and the jury rejected his claim that he was acting in self-defence,” Stevenson said.
Singh remains in custody and will be sentenced in the same London court on December 14, 2020.