Today at Hull Crown Court four of the five people charged in connection with the murder of 20 year-old Abdullah Balouchi on Peel Street on the 7th October 2020 have been found guilty in connection with his murder.
They are due to be sentenced on Tuesday 30th August 2021 at Hull Crown Court.
Peter Balog (22) from Scunthorpe, Abdul Al-Amundi (33) of Cambridge Street, Hull, Khalid Aadan (19) and Mohamed Aaden (19) of Pendrill Street, Hull – and a 17-year-old boy who cannot be named for legal reasons all appeared at Hull Crown Court as the trial began in June.
Peter Balog already pleaded guilty to the murder of Abdullah Balouchi part way through the trial and the remaining defendants pleaded not guilty.
The 17 year old boy who cannot be named was found guilty of murder. Khalid and Mohammed Aadan were both found guilty of manslaughter. The jury found Abdul Al-Amundi not guilty of murder or manslaughter.
Following the lengthy trial, the Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Superintendent, Bob Clark said, “Before I speak about those convicted, I want to first and foremost pay tribute to the family of Abdullah Balouchi. Abdullah’s family and especially his father, Farouk, has been a huge and valued support throughout our investigation. In the months since Abdullah’s death, he has shown remarkable fortitude in the face of all consuming heartache, supporting both his family in their grief and our investigation team.
“Abdullah was a promising college student with a bright future ahead of him who was needlessly and senselessly murdered at the hands of a group of young criminals, intent on evil.”
“Peter Balog pleaded guilty during the course of the trial, owning up to his part in delivering the fatal blow which killed Abdullah.
“The other three defendants were convicted following the jury’s verdicts of guilty. I am obviously pleased with the outcome of the trial and hope that when sentencing is passed on Tuesday 30th August 2021, that it reflects the seriousness of this crime.
“The investigation into Abdullah’s murder will continue on the basis there are still outstanding offenders. The investigation team will not stop until these final pieces of the jigsaw are in place and those individuals are brought to justice.