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Plea over missing offender

Police have appealed for information on the whereabouts of a man convicted at the Old Bailey in connection with a fatal stabbing.

Kyriacos Phantis, 55, was found guilty in his absence of assisting an offender following the murder of 20-year-old Mohamed Abdullahi.

He was sentenced to three years after he failed to appear in court.

An international arrest warrant has been issued for Phantis as officers believe he is abroad and possibly in southern Cyprus, Scotland Yard said.

Three men were convicted in March of the murder of Abdullahi, who was stabbed to death in Camden, north London, in June last year.

Nineteen-year-olds Dean Winston and Jerelle Collins were both jailed for life with a minimum term of 24 years.

Kyle Sober-Froud, 19, was jailed for life with a minimum of 23-and-a-half years after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing.

The trio believed that Mr Abdullahi, or his associates, were responsible for shots fired at Winston's house three hours before the murder, Scotland Yard said.

Nobody was injured in the shooting and there was no evidence to confirm that the victim was linked to the incident, the force added.

Police are continuing to investigate the shooting and have appealed for information on the whereabouts of Phantis.


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