A senior MP today called for a Home Office investigation into how an Afghan double killer and convicted drug dealer was able to sneak into the UK posing as a 14-year-old boy before going on to murder an aspiring Royal Marine.
Lawangeen Abdulrahimzai, 21, was today found guilty of murdering Thomas Roberts during an argument over an e-scooter in Bournemouth town centre in March last year.
The ‘knife-obsessed’ criminal had fled Serbia after shooting dead two men and being sentenced to 20 years in jail, but his previous convictions were not marked on any police databases or intelligence systems.
He arrived in Poole, Dorset, on a Britanny Ferries service from Cherbourg in France on Boxing Day 2019, and was allowed into the UK after telling officials he was a child whose parents were killed by the Taliban.
Following his conviction, Bournemouth East MP Tobias Ellwood said officials faced ‘some very serious questions’ over the case.
He told MailOnline: ‘There must now be an investigation into how such a dangerous individual slipped through the net.
‘Did anyone know he had killed twice in Serbia before arriving in the UK? The Home Office has to answer some very serious questions’.