Man Gets Life Sentence for Isleworth Murder

Fatally stabbed Sahil Roy after argument over drugs


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Five months after the murder of Sahil Roy, his 'friend' Azeem Issa has been found guilty of stabbing Sahil to death in an argument over drugs.

Azeem Issa

Azeem Issa (pictured) , 22 of Haweswater House, Isleworth, was sentenced to life to serve a minimum of 20 years on Thursday 29 September after being convicted the previous Monday at the Old Bailey of the murder of Sahil Roy, 28, who died after being stabbed in Summerwood Road, Isleworth, on Sunday 10 April.

Emergency services were called to the scene around 4pm. They found a man suffering knife wounds but despite the efforts of paramedics and the arrival of an Air Ambulance the victim, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The court heard that Issa met up with some of his acquaintances, including the victim, outside Sahil’s block of flats to smoke some cannabis.

Before the meeting, Issa was said to be in an agitated mood and was desperate to find Sahil. Earlier that day he had made several attempts to contact the victim, including turning up at his flat.

The two finally met later that day and there was an altercation over the drugs. Sahil told Issa to “just relax”.

Issa then pushed Sahil before pulling out a concealed knife. He stabbed the victim in his shoulder and neck and then fled the scene.

Sahil’s parents, brother and sister were called and rushed down from the flat where they found him collapsed and bleeding. He died in his mother’s arms.

Issa was arrested by police at his home address later that evening and charged with Sahil’s murder on 12 April.

Sahil was described by friends and family as a “nice, funny, soft, selfless man”. He was engaged to be married to his girlfriend of eight years and had an appointment for a suit fitting for their wedding the week after he died.

Investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Diane Tudway, of the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: "This was a brutal attack which saw a young man, who was due to be married, lose his life and his family have been left heartbroken.

"Our thoughts are with Sahil’s family and friends and we hope that today’s conviction will give them some peace."

September 30, 2016

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