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Man guilty of Rambo knife murder in Whitmore Reans

Shamari Hanchard-Kerr
Image caption Shamari Hanchard-Kerr stabbed three men nine times, one of whom died

A Wolverhampton man has been found guilty of murdering another man by stabbing him with a Rambo-style survival knife.

Razi Ul-Hassan, 24, died after being stabbed three times in Whitmore Reans, Wolverhampton, on 12 August, 2010.

His brother and a cousin were also stabbed three times during the attack but survived.

Shamari Hanchard-Kerr, 18, of Cheltenham Close, was found guilty of murder and two counts of wounding.

The jury failed to reach a verdict on his twin brother Kamahl, who was also accused of murder.

He had pleaded guilty to affray.

'Tight-knit community'

The brothers are due to be sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court on 7 April.

Mr Ul-Hassan's sister Syeda Batool said after the trial: "We, as a family, accept the findings of the court and the guilty verdict for Shamari on the three separate charges."

She added: "My brother, Razi, was very much loved and all the family still miss him so much.

"We are still grieving for his loss but nothing can bring him back to us. At least we now know that the person who killed him is in prison."

The family also thanked the witnesses who picked Shamari out of an identity parade.

Det Insp Martin Hurcomb, of West Midlands Police, said Mr Ul-Hassan had come from a "tight-knit community".

He said: "We know that both parties knew each other for a number of years but there had been a falling out between them which led to them coming together on that day in August last year and the outcome was a loss of life and injury to two other young men.

"We could not get investigations such as these to court without the support of individuals who are prepared to come forward, give an account and also attend court."

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