Mohammed Hersi killing: Ahmed Hashi, 18, jailed for brutal manslaughter in Finsbury Park cafe

PUBLISHED: 17:53 29 June 2018 | UPDATED: 18:28 29 June 2018

Mohammed Hersi. Picture: Met Police

Mohammed Hersi. Picture: Met Police


A teenager was today jailed for nine years for the horrifically brutal manslaughter of Mohammed Hersi using a chair at a Finsbury Park cafe last year.

Convicted of Mohammed Hersi's manslaughter: Ahmed Hashi. PIcture: Met PoliceConvicted of Mohammed Hersi's manslaughter: Ahmed Hashi. PIcture: Met Police

Eighteen-year-old Ahmed Hashi of Nightingale Lane, Hornsey, was found guilty at Wood Green Crown Court on May 24. He left Mr Hersi, a dad in his 40s, with “catastrophic” injuries in November after hitting him in the head with the chair and stamping on him while he lay unconscious.

It happened after a “minor disagreement” at the Bethel Cafe Restaurant in Seven Sisters Road, where Mr Hersi was catching up with friends on November 24.

Hashi unleashed the furious attack as Mr Hersi left the cafe to return to his wife and children.

The younger man, then 17, pushed the chair into Mr Hersi’s face, leaving him with devastating brain and eye injuries.

Cops at the scene of the killing in Seven Sisters Road the day after. Picture: submitted to Islington GazetteCops at the scene of the killing in Seven Sisters Road the day after. Picture: submitted to Islington Gazette

As he lay on the ground, Hashi stamped on Mr Hersi’s throat and body before running away.

Mr Hersi died in hospital from his injuries. A post-mortem gave the cause of death as a “penetrating head injury”.

Det Insp Rita Tierney of the Met’s homicide squad said: “This was an excessive, frenzied and completely unjustified attack that has left a wife without a husband and children without a father.

“I know that nothing can replace Mohammed Hersi for his loved ones, but I sincerely hope that they gain a measure of comfort and a sense of justice from this conviction and sentencing.”

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